A magical phenomenon has been taking place at the El Capitan rock formation for a few days. Tourists flock from all parts of the United States to marvel.
Tourists flock from all parts of the United States. And photographers, professionals or amateurs, have a great day. The photos that have been circulating on the internet for the last two days are great. Around this time every year, RTL reports, a magical phenomenon nicknamed “fire waterfall” occurs in Yosemite National Park in California.
“At dusk, the sun’s rays ignite the waterfall and make it appear like a lava flow. The water plunges 2,000 feet from the El Capitan rock formation. This optical illusion is rare and only occurs when the conditions are met: adequate snow cover, mild temperatures, and clear skies. The waterfall “ignites” for just a few minutes each evening,” explains Géo.
The magazine estimates that the phenomenon should be visible by the end of the month. Always at the same time, around 5:30 p.m., Yosemite National Park covers more than 300,000 ha. According to Unesco, it is one of the largest and least fragmented areas of California’s Sierra Nevada. About 95% of the area is designated as a nature reserve.