You might have seen the Angel Falls, surfed at Jeffery’s Bay, or witnessed a shooting star, but have you ever watched an erupting volcano? We got you covered. By Ishani Singh
Steamboat Geyser located in Yellowstone National Park has been more enthusiastic recently than in the customary years, and you can lay your eyes at the enormous outpour of lava! The Steamboat Geyser has forced out water rising to 300 feet in the air previously, placing itself at the position of being the world’s tallest, flowing geyser. The National Parks Traveller reports that the Steamboat Geyser has had several eruptions in April 2018 – the first after its previous spew in 2003.
The sight of this incredible natural phenomenon will certainly be an element of fascination for people setting foot in Yellowstone, this summer, as it was last year. Competing strongly with the frequently changing weather of Chicago, the geyser’s too, are very unpredictable. Michael Poland, who is the current Scientist-in-Charge of the Yellowstone Volcano Observatory, informed the National Parks Traveller that the geyser is exhibiting similar eruptions that were also observed in the time period between 1960 and 1970, but these do not signify any further volcanic incident at Yellowstone.
The New York Times outlined that the geyser encountered 32 eruptions in the last year. If you’re contemplating about a reason for this rare occurrence, National Geographic has attributed the atypical snowy weather as a probable ground for the rising activity.
The geyser has erupted 15 and 11 times in the years, 2018 and 2019, respectively. In order to know about the dates on which such an eruption has taken place in the past, you can surf the records on Geyser Times.
So, if you’re a staunch believer of instances from the history, spring, late summer, and the early days of fall are the most appropriate seasons to witness the geyser. The probability of regular eruptions is vague, if not absent — but for what is worth, it’s more present than ever. So, journey to Yellowstone National Park soon, and capture an erupting geyser in real time!
The increased activity is expected to give you a better chance of seeing an eruption yourself, but we can’t promise!