A Waterfall in Yoseмite National Park Turns Into a Blazing “Firefall” Once a Year
Yes, that’s true! The “Firefall” phenomenon occurs every year during the month of February at Yosemite National Park in California, United States. Specifically, it happens at the Horsetail Fall, a small waterfall that flows over the eastern edge of El Capitan, a famous granite cliff in the park.
During sunset, if the conditions are just right, the sunlight hits the waterfall in a way that makes it look like it’s on fire, with bright orange and yellow hues that resemble molten lava. This phenomenon only lasts for a short period of time, usually no more than ten minutes, and is highly dependent on weather conditions like cloud cover and precipitation.
The Firefall phenomenon has become a popular tourist attraction in recent years, with many visitors flocking to Yosemite National Park to witness the stunning spectacle. However, it’s important to note that park rangers have warned against overcrowding and urge visitors to be respectful of the natural environment while enjoying the event.