Rare ‘firefall’ puts on a show at Yosemite National Park

Posted at 12:51 PM, Feb 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-19 21:57:55-05

A winter phenomenon known as the “Yosemite Firefall” is back.

It happens for just about two weeks each year in mid to late February at Horsetail Fall in Yosemite National Park.

Light from the setting sun hits the waterfall at just the right angle, illuminating it and making it glow orange like lava.

Photographers from around the world flock to the park for a chance to capture the phenomenon in full effect.

It only happens when the sky is clear and the waterfall is flowing, and after all the recent storms, conditions were just right on Monday.