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USA Firefalls horse tail falls, Yosemite

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The Yosemite Firefall is a natural phenomenon that occurs when the setting sun hits Horsetail Fall at a specific angle, creating the illusion of a river of molten lava flowing down the side of El Capitan. The event usually takes place between mid to late February, around 5 to 15 minutes before sunset.

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However, it's only visible for a few minutes and conditions must be perfect, so it can be difficult to catch. Even a single cloud can block the light and ruin the experience.

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Spot Type Outdoor
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Best Timing All timings are equally good
Sunrise & Sunset 05:46 - 20:22 | current local time: 16:08
Photo Themes Fire Falls

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