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I’m a pianist, composer/arranger, orchestra manager and musician, writer, and part-time conductor. I primarily answer questions about classical music, musicianship, and theory, but I do wander off into a few other topics regularly.

I studied Music Composition & Piano Performance at Mannes Pre-College. When I am not working, I help the local communities and help children realize their potentials.

Best rare natural phenomena that occur on Earth

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Events that seem like out of this world…so rare and so beautiful that you won’t believe they truly exist.

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1. Aurora borealis (Northern Lights)
2. Lenticular Clouds
3. Bioluminescence
4. Frost Flowers
5. Supercell
6. Volcanic Lightning
7. Finnish Lapland Structures
8. Fire Rainbows
9. Mammatus Clouds
10. Sailing Stones
11. Light Pillars
12. Morning Glory Clouds
13. Colored Mountains (Zhangye Landforms)
14. Penitentes
15. Snow Donuts
16. Sun Dog
17. Desert Rose
18. Brinicles
19. Earthquake Lights
19. Earthquake Lights
21. The Hessdalen Lights
22. Ball Lightning
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How many have you seen? Is there anything you'd want to add? Share a photo of you with any of the above?
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The Cameron Falls, Canada. ​This special water color is a result of heavy rains stirring up a sediment called argolite. When light gets reflected this mineral the water turns into a beautiful pinkish-red. (Photo is not mine)
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For me it's the Glowing Ocean Neon, Indian Ocean. I haven't seen it personally but those who sailed in the Indian Ocean were witnessing a magical and one of a kind sight. All hail the glowing stretches of water. The biological light is the product of marine microbes called phytoplankton.
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The Great Rann of Kutch, is a seasonal salt marsh located in the Thar Desert in the Kutch District of Gujarat, India and the Sindh province of Pakistan. It is about 7,505.22 square kilometers (2,897.78 sq mi) in size and is reputed to be the largest salt desert in the world.
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There's this eerie, spooky crooked forest in Poland where I spent my early childhood. The forest consists of 400 pine trees that grow with a 90-degree bend at their base, and which are bent northward. The trees are thought to have been planted in the 1930s yet no one knows why they look so bizarre. Lots of theories have been put forward, none proved convincing enough so far. The key question is whether what happened to the trees was a natural, supernatural, or man-made piece of work.
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Everyone loves butterflies, but imagine a million hovering over your head. These butterflies cannot stand the cold winters of most of the parts of United States and therefore they migrate every autumn to either south or west. They go to Mexico and Southern California, where it remains warm all year long.
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Zhangye Danxia Landform Geological Park, China - What looks like a painting or a magnificent piece of art, is an actual place in China. The colorful and majestic view is the result of years and years of sediments of mineral deposits and red sandstone. The beauty present is also a collaborative effect of rain and wind that formed valleys, waterfalls, towers, and ravines.
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The Spotted Lake in Canada. This lake contains saline endorheic alkali lake on the eastern side of Similkameen Valley. As the water evaporates from this lake, it leaves behind these eerie holes. Each circle is of different color, due to the variety of minerals found in it.
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The Spotted Lake in Canada. This lake contains saline endorheic alkali lake on the eastern side of Similkameen Valley. As the water evaporates from this lake, it leaves behind these eerie holes. Each circle is of different color, due to the variety of minerals found in it.
I have been there! It was amazing! You should go there if you have the chance.
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Did you know that raining animals is a relatively common meteorological phenomenon, with occurrences reported from many countries throughout history. The animals most likely to drop from the sky in a rainfall are fish and frogs, with birds coming third. Sometimes the animals survive the fall, especially fish, suggesting a small time gap between the extraction and the actual drop. Several witnesses of raining frogs describe the animals as startled, though healthy, and exhibiting relatively normal behavior shortly after the event. In some incidents, however, the animals are frozen to death or even completely enclosed in blocks of ice. These occurrences may be evidence for the transport of the victims to high altitudes, where the temperature is below zero, and they show how powerful meteorological forces can be. Most recent occurrences include the rain of frogs and toads in Serbia (2005) and London (1998), and rains of fish in India (2006) and Wales (2004).
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The Chandipur beach near Balasore, in the state of Odisha. It is unique in the sense that the water recedes almost five kilometres during the ebb tide. This phenomenon is rarely seen anywhere else, in the world. Due to these unique circumstances, the beach supports fantastic bio-diversity.
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I agree! I would love to see the northern lights soon! I am saving up for it!
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Bioluminescence. All hail the glowing stretches of water. The biological light is the product of marine microbes called phytoplankton.
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