Yosemite's Spectacular Firefall Transforms Into A Blaze

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Yosemite's Spectacular Firefall Transforms Into A Blaze

A breathtaking video showing Yosemite Falls decked in blazing hues during a rare winter display has gone viral online.

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When does this phenomenon occur?

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It happens when the setting sun illuminates the rushing water in brilliant orange and crimson hues | Image: X

The captivating image, reminiscent of the renowned Yosemite Firefall, happens when the setting sun illuminates the rushing water in brilliant orange and crimson hues. 

This unique event, seen only on select winter evenings, has sparked widespread admiration and enthusiasm on the internet. 

What is it caused by?

The astonishing phenomenon, caused by the precise alignment of sunlight and water droplets, creates an optical illusion that temporarily transforms Yosemite Falls into a breathtaking cascade of flames.

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The precise alignment of sunlight and water droplets, creates an optical illusion | Image: X

Yosemite waterfalls are famous for their mesmerizing displays, particularly the ‘Horsetail Fall’ in Yosemite National Park, which may generate a vibrant orange light at dusk when illuminated from behind by the sun. 

This natural phenomena has become a popular spectacle, attracting both nature lovers and photographers.

The viral video was tweeted by X user @Rainmaker1973 with the remark, “The stunning optical illusion created by Yosemite Firefall. On rare occasions in February every year, it can glow orange when it’s backlit by sunset.”

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How did people on the internet react to it?

This post was shared on January 21, and it has since received a lot of attention. More than 91,000 people have viewed it, and it has earned over 600 likes and numerous comments. 

People appear astonished and amazed by what they see in the post. The content is captivating, and many people have expressed their enthusiasm, demonstrating that it is appealing to a large number of people.

Check out the video here.

The stunning optical illusion created by Yosemite Firefall. On rare occasions in February every year, it can glow orange when it’s backlit by sunset[📹 America’s National Parks]pic.twitter.com/4oLAIIfdoX

— Massimo (@Rainmaker1973) January 21, 2024

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