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Firefall Lava Looking Waterfall Reappears at Yosemite National Park Video


Offbeat  (tags: environment, interesting, nature, off-beat, unusual, Yosemite National Park )

Caree
- 61 days ago - msn.com
Photographers in Yosemite National Park encountered the natural phenomenon known as "firefall" where lava appears to be flowing over a cliff at sunset. "Firefall" is the name for the natural magic trick that creates the illusion at the park



   

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Harry K (0)
Friday February 22, 2019, 4:10 am
thanks for sharing.
 

Animae C (508)
Friday February 22, 2019, 4:28 am
i have never heard of it, there wasn't enough info on site, so i found some more here ;

"For just a few days every February, the setting sun illuminates Horsetail Fall, making it glow like a cascade of molten lava.
The natural wonder draws scores of people to Yosemite Valley for a spot near the waterfall, which flows down the granite face of the park's famed rock formation, El Capitan.
Horsetail Fall only flows in the winter or spring when there is enough rain and snow.
It occurs for just a few days each year in mid-winter. It takes place when the sun remains low in the sky and the orange sunset hits the waterfall at such an angle that the water appears to glow with the reflection.
The best views are east of El Capitan along the main roads into and out of Yosemite Valley.
Park officials say the natural phenomenon is expected to last through the weekend.
While the phenomenon occurs each year, it does require weather conditions to be perfect.
There has to be enough snow gathered at the top and temperatures have to be warm enough for the snow to melt and fall 1,570 feet down the eastern face of the rock formation during the brief window of time when the sun is in position.
The sky has to be clear as well because any clouds or precipitation would prevent the sunlight from bouncing off the water."

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-6729879/Firefall-phenomenon-shines-bright-Yosemite-National-Park.html

Thanx Caree
 

Colleen L (3)
Friday February 22, 2019, 1:54 pm
Seen this on the news. Stunning.
Thanks Caree
 

Carol Johnson (26)
Friday February 22, 2019, 6:06 pm
Thanks for sharing
 

Raleigh koritz (359)
Friday February 22, 2019, 6:50 pm
Wow! ty Caree
 

Janet B (0)
Friday February 22, 2019, 7:02 pm
Thanks
 

John J (0)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 2:33 am
thanks for sharing
 

Jack Y (0)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 2:59 am
thanks
 

Jerome S (0)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 3:19 am
Thank you
 

Jim Ven (0)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 3:33 am
Thanks.
 

Sylvie A (190)
Saturday February 23, 2019, 5:02 am
Stunning! Thank you for sharing.
 

Danuta W (1251)
Sunday February 24, 2019, 2:29 am
noted
 
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