Overview

The world and universe are filled with tremendously diverse and amazing natural wonders and events. These wonders and events are observed and experienced by us every day, even though we may not be noticing them. The goal of this website is to explore them and attempt to explain how and why they occur, and what significance they have in the natural world.

Our site is designed to be an easy to use website for students and anyone interested in the subject matter. We are continually seeking to improve and welcome any suggestions or comments.

Meaning of Phenomena

The word 'phenomena' is generally used as the plural form of the word 'phenomenon'. There are several definitions that are associated with these words.

The first definition refers to events, occurrences or happenings in the world around us. The are often associated with both spiritual and natural events, or can refer to physical sensations felt by a person.

Another definition relates to exceptional occurrences or people. An example of this would be to state "Babe Ruth was a baseball phenomenon."

The words are also related to a few different types of illnesses. The primary instance of this is Reynaud's Disease, which is also known as Reynaud's Phenomenon.

This website specifically focuses on the first definition listed above; specifically those types of events that are found in the natural world.

What are Natural Phenomena?

These are events or happenings that occur in nature, our world, solar system and universe. They come in many shapes and sizes. They shape our world, our news and lives. A few quick examples of these natural events include aurora, fog, moon halos and tsunamis. Some natural phenomena, like gravity and magnetism, cannot be seen, but are very real and critical to life on Earth.

Natural phenomena can be broken down into various categories. This website breaks them down into six main categories: Geological, Weather, Oceanic, Electromagnetic, Space and Physical. These categories are subjective and at times an event could be placed into another category. In each category, you will find examples of events that are related to that respective category.