"Firefall" is back and shining at Yosemite National Park



(CNN) – The natural phenomenon that makes the lava flow on a cliff of Yosemite National Park is back, but only for a few days.

"Firefall" is the name of the natural magic trick that creates illusion in California park. It animates when the setting sun makes that the light hits the cascade at the right angle.

You can only see "Firefall" for a short time in February, which attracts hundreds of visitors each night. Its appearance varies from year to year and depends on the amount of water flowing in Horsetail Fall.

Vache Geyoghlian, a photographer from Fresno, California, captured Instagram-worthy images Monday night. It was the first time that he was photographing the phenomenon.

"My reaction was a real surprise," he told CNN. "I was overwhelmed by the excitement of finally being able to see him in person AND get some good shots."

"My friend and I arrived at this location around 14h-14h30 and we were the first ones there," said Geyoghlian. "It did not last long because the whole area is filled with hundreds of people looking to assist / photograph the" Firefall "."

If you want to capture the annual show, you have until this weekend before it dissipates. Reservations are not necessary, but you should arrive early before the park is crowded.

"We have a dedicated parking area at Yosemite Lodge and visitors walk to the observation areas," said National Park Service spokesman Scott Gediman.

A crowd gathers in front of the setting sun to capture the

A crowd gathers in front of the setting sun to capture the "Firefall".

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Gediman also warns that the weather has played a role in the display of "Firefall" this year.

"With the activity of snow and storms recently, he was hit or missed."

The park has a 24-hour hotline with information on road and weather conditions: 209-372-0200.


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