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Folks headed to Yosemite National Park to witness a striking phenomenon, and the photos are astonishing Instagram/Screenshot

Folks flocked to Yosemite National Park to get an up close view of a bright phenomenon earlier this week.

The phenomenon, known as Yosemite’s Firefall, appears when the angle of the setting sun brightens Yosemite’s Horsetail Fall waterfall, making it look like a large fiery blaze.

“Every year for two weeks in February, the sun sets at a certain angle and illuminates the waterfall in luminescent orange and red, making it look like a fluid fire,” photographer Sangeeta Day wrote on Facebook.

“I’ve met photographers who said that they have been coming for 11 years only to see this happen 2 or 3 times.”

Take a moment to look at some other hot shots:

According to SFGate, the Firefall is usually seen mid-late February at sunset.

Melissa Gotleib is a content editor at Rare.
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