Red sunset rainbow wows at Yosemite National Park: video
Yosemite National Park witnessed yet another breathtaking natural phenomena earlier this month, as a stunning rainbow of vermillion hues appeared over the Half Dome summit. Captured by photographer Shreenivasan Manievannan on June 4th, the time-lapse footage showcases the unbelievable sight in all its glory.
In an interview with Storyful, Manievannan shared his experience of witnessing the rare red-colored sunset rainbow: “[I] witnessed some beautiful light and a rare red-colored sunset rainbow to finish off the day in style, The rainbow looks reddish orange as the last bit of light just about sunset falls on the rain drops.”
This footage comes just months after Yosemite’s infamous ‘firefall’ in February, when the Horsetail Falls briefly glowed a bright red as the sun set at a certain angle.
When the sun is at the right angle, it reflects upon El Capitan, causing the waterfall to appear as if it’s on fire. Yosemite National Park public affairs officer, Scott Gediman, spoke to Agence France-Presse about the stunning illusion.
Yosemite National Park is famous for its natural beauty and stunning natural phenomenon. It is home to many awe-inspiring sites, such as Half Dome summit and the Yosemite Valley.
Q: What is a red-colored sunset rainbow?
A: A red-colored sunset rainbow is a rare natural phenomenon that occurs when the sunlight reflects off the clouds in a very specific way, creating a rainbow that is tinged with red and orange hues.
Q: What is the ‘firefall’ in Yosemite National Park?
A: The ‘firefall’ is another unique natural phenomenon that occurs in Yosemite National Park each year. As the sun sets at a certain angle, it causes the waterfall to briefly glow bright red making it appear as if it is on fire.
Q: What are the best times to visit Yosemite National Park?
A: The best times to visit Yosemite National Park are typically in the spring, from late March to early May, or in the fall, from mid-September to early November. During these times, the weather is mild and the crowds are smaller. However, the park is open year-round and each season has its own unique beauty to offer.
Video captures stunning red sunset rainbow at Yosemite National Park
A stunning rainbow with vermillion tinges was captured in a breathtaking video over Yosemite National Park earlier this month. The footage, recorded by photographer Shreenivasan Manievannan on June 4, shows the rare event over Half Dome summit, California. Manievannan said he witnessed some beautiful light and a rare red-colored sunset rainbow to finish off the day in style. The video comes just a few months after another rare phenomenon known as a “firefall”, where the waterfall at Horsetail Falls briefly glowed bright red as the sun set at a certain angle. Yosemite National Park public affairs officer Scott Gediman said, “When the sun drops at the exact right angle, it reflects upon El Capitan,” referring to the stunning illusion.