Old Faithful geyser

Winter solstice spectacle

Old Faithful erupts during a crisp and clear first day of winter.



It might be the first day of winter, but temperatures across B.C. are actually moving out of the negative and toward a warmer trend.

Temperatures throughout the Okanagan hovered above zero on Tuesday for the first time in weeks.

Our neighbours to the south are also enjoying a clear and crisp day where many have taken the opportunity to enjoys a wondrous natural event during today’s winter solstice.

At Yellowstone National Park, the Old Faithful geyser is erupting — it erupts about 20 times a day and makes a great spectacle during winter months.

The geyser was discovered in 1870 and named for its frequent eruptions.

When it erupts it can vary in height from 100 to 180 feet and lasts between one to five minutes.

Scientists predict approximately 14,006 litres of 95.6 C water is dispersed during eruptions.

You can check out the live stream video now by clicking here. Watch the video above to see an exception eruption earlier today.

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