From Super Snow Moons to Firefalls: Winter's Must-See Natural Wonders

By Avinash Ramsadeen

While many begrudge winter’s snow and freezing temperatures, the universe has a way of reminding us that there is still beauty all around. Check out the video above of stunning natural occurrences that caught our attention this season.

First up, the moon has been dazzling us all winter long. In January we all stared in amazement at the red tint of the super wolf blood moon. And in February there was super snow moon -- which is when the big lunar sphere in the sky was the closest to earth in all of 2019.

A local phenomenon in Westbrook, Maine caught the attention of the country. Amid the freezing temperatures, a 300-foot spinning disk of ice appeared in a river, awing many. While disks like this appear from time to time -- they are never this big.

Lastly, photographers were in the right place at exactly the right time to capture this firefall. For a short time in February, the sun lights up Horsetail Fall in Yosemite at the perfect angle to give the impression that lava is flowing from the mountain side.

So, remember, even though winter weather may have you down, there is still beauty to brighten your world.