The Optical Illusion Of Horsetail falls

Summary: In California's Yosemite Park there is a waterfall called Horsetail Falls. In February, when the sun hits the falls at a specific angle, the falls look like they are on fire. It has received the name "Fire Fall". This year, because of the snow and rain, Horsetail Falls is much bigger.

Vocabulary: A word that people need to know to understand this article is optical illusion. An optical illusion is something that deceives the eye by appearing to be other than it is, or an experience of seeming to see something that does not exist or that is other than it appears. The word optical illusion is a noun. Another word needed to understand this article is waterfall. The noun means a cascade of water falling from a height, formed when a river or stream flows over a precipice or steep incline.

This is what Horsetail Falls looks like normally.

My Opinion: Horsetail Falls looks beautiful in February. When the sun hits the water it seems like only some parts of the waterfall should be bright. This optical illusion is certainly a great one.

Sources: Video Transcripts- http://www.cnn.com/2017/02/15/studentnews/ten-content-thurs/index.html

This is Yosemite National Park in California most likely in the spring

Halley Steinmetz, February 16, 2017, Period 6

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