Aurora Borealis – (The Northern Lights)

Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights, are streaks of greenish-blue light seen in a clear night sky. As they sway and twirl, they appear and go in the blink of an eye. The auroras result from solar wind and Earth's magnetic field interacting. Particles charged with energy are emitted from the Sun and make up the solar wind. In the Earth's magnetic field, they are dragged towards the poles tremendously. When particles clash with atoms as well as molecules in the ionosphere, kinetic energy is [...]

Masada

Masada is among the most visited places in Israel since it carries immense historical relevance. The Roman-Jewish War's last battle was fought on a stony plateau where an ancient castle stood. Originally built in 31 BCE by King Herod, the fortification is now a museum. It was subsequently used as a safe haven by a gang of Jewish guerrillas. During the Roman occupation of the fortified city of Masada, the Romans learned that the rebels had decided to commit suicide rather than become slaves. The [...]

Mount Everest

In terms of elevation above sea level, Mount Everest (also recognized as Sagarmatha or even Chomolungma) is the tallest peak on the planet, measured by the help of height of its summit. As a Himalayan range mountain in the Himalayas, the peak is on the Nepalese-Tibetan border. In 1953, New Zealander Edmund Hillary and Nepalese Tenzing Norgay were the first people to reach the mountain's top. According to some estimates, it stands at the height of 29,000 feet above sea level. More than 200 people [...]

The Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon is one of the most popular and well-known natural attractions in the United States, drawing tens of thousands of tourists each year. Even though the canyon is 277 miles long and encompasses 1,217,403 acres of land in the Grand Canyon National Park, it is not the deepest in the world at a depth of one mile (Gandaki Gorge in Nepal won this award). Archaeological evidence from five Native American groups who dwell there, as well as the Colorado River as well as [...]

The Panama Canal

Isthmus of Panama links the Atlantic and Pacific seas utilizing the Panama Canal, a lock-type canal owned and controlled by the Republic of Panama. There are about 40 miles (65 kilometers) between the coastline and the other shoreline of the Panama Canal and approximately 50 miles (80 kilometers) between deep water inside the Atlantic (more particularly, the Caribbean Sea) and deep water in the Pacific (82 km). In addition to the Suez Canal, the Canal was finished in August 1914 and is one of the [...]

The Suez Canal

The Suez Canal, which has a long history, is an important element of many countries' global commercial systems. At 73.8 feet deep, this canal is 118.2 kilometers long. Marine travel time is substantially reduced since it avoids having to circumnavigate Africa by connecting the Mediterranean Sea with a northern branch of the Red Sea, the Gulf of Suez. Because the Mediterranean and Red Seas are at the same elevation, the Suez Canal does not have any gates or locks to regulate the flow of water. [...]

The Taj Mahal

Mughal monarch Shah Jahan commissioned the Taj Mahal in 1632 to hold the bones of his beloved wife, Mumtaz Mahal. Mughal architecture, which drew on elements from Asia and the Middle East to create this masterpiece in Agra, India, took more than two decades to complete and is widely regarded as one of the finest examples of Mughal architecture in existence. The Taj Mahal is its centerpiece, built of sparkling white marble that appears to change color in the sun. For more than 30 years, [...]