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.
— Jeff Saliba (@jeffsaliba) February 19, 2019
Horsetail Fall glistens in the setting sun at @YosemiteNPS creating a lava like effect known as #firefall for the viewers below. This was, without a doubt, one of the coolest sights I've ever been lucky enough to witness. pic.twitter.com/YYPZB5rzHC
— Brady Kenniston (@TheFavoritist) February 19, 2019
— Eric Rubens (@erubes1) February 19, 2019
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.