9 Spectacular and amazing Geographical facts of the Earth you never knew
The mysteries of our planet are yet to be unlocked. Earth is a treasure trove of the most amazing geographical phenomena that can enthrall you with its mesmerizing beauty. From the Northern lights to the magical islands of the Caribbean our planet never fails to deliver in terms of natural and spectacular wonders. Take a look at 9 stunning and mysterious geographical facts of the earth.
1 The Chamarel plain in Mauritius and its sand dunes of seven colors
Located in the Riviere Noire District of South Western Mauritius, the area is famous for sand dunes all made up of seven different colors. The colors are prominent when the sunlight hits the dunes. The phenomenon is a result of molten volcanic rock cooled by varying temperatures over time.
2 Russia is spreads over 11 different time zones
Russia is such a large country that when people eat breakfast at 7am on one end of Russia, the other end may be retiring to bed or having an evening snack at 6pm. When one side of Russia has morning breakfast at 7 am; the other side enjoys evening snacks at 6 pm. Russia is spread over 17,075,200 sq km and over 11 time zones.
3 Russia contains 20% of non frozen fresh water on the planet
75% of fresh water on earth is stored in glaciers. Moreover 20% of non frozen fresh water on the planet is stored in Lake Baikal in Russia. If all of the 15 million sq km of glaciers covering the planet melts, sea levels will rise by 70 meters. Lake Baikal alone spreads over 31,722 sq meters and resembles a sea rather than a lake.