“Firefall” in Yosemite National Park shows the wonder of God’s creation


The special phenomenon only occurs under perfect weather conditions.

Most of us will never get to see El Capitan’s waterfall in Yosemite National Park turn into a glorious “firefall” in person. But we have the next best thing: a video of the exquisite sight that happens annually between mid- and late February under perfect meteorological conditions. The event occurs at sunset when the light catches the tumbling water and turns it into a fiery cascade. Cloud coverage as well as water volume also affects the beautiful display, but when it does happen it’s more proof of just how incredible God’s creation truly is! If you’re in the California region you’ll have until the end of February to try and catch a peek of the firefall.


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