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Glow with the flow: The amazing 2,000ft natural 'firefall' that brightens up…

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Due to a trick of the light, the orange liquid is actually water pouring over the side of the 2,000ft-high Horsetail Falls in Yosemite National Park in California.
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Meg Kesler
Meg Kesler • 2 years ago

"Every year for a few days in the month of February, the sun’s angle is such, that it lights up Horsetail Falls in Yosemite, as if it were on fire.."

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Every year for a few days in the month of February, the sun’s angle is such, that it lights up Horsetail Falls in Yosemite, as if it were on fire.

Every year for a few days in the month of February, the sun’s angle is such, that it lights up Horsetail Falls in Yosemite, as if it were on fire.

Horsetail Fall is a small, ephemeral waterfall that flows over the eastern edge of El Capitan in Yosemite Valley. For two weeks in February, the setting sun striking the waterfall creates a deep orange glow that resembles Yosemite's historic "Firefall."

See Horsetail Falls, Yosemite at the moment of the fire falls

Every year for a few days in the month of February, the sun’s angle is such, that it lights up Horsetail Falls in Yosemite, as if it were on fire.

Every year for a few days in the month of February, the sun’s angle is such, that it lights up Horsetail Falls in Yosemite, as if it were on fire.

Horsetail Falls Yosemite, California -- Let's go to Yosemite in late February so we can see the sunset line up with this waterfall like this!

Yosemite Fire Falls, CA

Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park California flows only in winter and spring. Most days of its “life” this fall has a regular color. But every February, just for a couple of days, this fall turns into fire. Lit by the sun, Horsetail Fall reflects orange and red rays.

Horsetail Falls, Yosemite

According to Kelli Dickerson, this is horsetail falls on El Capitan in Yosemite. The sun hits just perfect to light the water of the falls like it's a stream of fire. They call it "fire fall" and it occurs during sunset for a handful of days at the end of February each year.