Sunday, February 19, 2012

Feb. Sunset Gives Yosemite Falls Lava-like Glow

Every February Yosemite waterfall turns to lava

Feb 19, 12:48 PM EST

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YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK, Calif. (AP) -- A window of time just opened in Yosemite National Park when nature photographers wait, as if for an eclipse, until the moment when the sun and earth align to create a fleeting phenomenon.
This marvel of celestial configuration happens in a flash at sunset in mid-February - if the winter weather cooperates. On those days the setting sun illuminates one of the park's lesser-known waterfalls so precisely that it resembles molten lava as it flows over the sheer granite face of the imposing El Capitan.



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