In these troubled times there comes a point where we all need to let off steam. For this huge geyser in Yellowstone park, the moment was now and the eruption was spectacular, after a six-year wait. But, for the rest of us, watching this natural phenomenon is strangely meditative and beautifully distracting from much of the bad news around, despite the violent geothermal forces propelling it. Giantess Geyser spouted for the first time in more than six years in Yellowstone National Park, which straddles part of Wyoming and a little of Montana , on 25 August, according to the US National Park Service (NPS). “She” has more typically erupted between twice and six times a year in the past, according to the NPS website, and blasts a spout up to 200ft high. “The surrounding area may shake from underground steam explosions just before the initial water and/or steam eruptions,” the NPS website adds. Giantess is one of the biggest geysers in the park, alongside phenomena such as the super-tall Steamboat geyser, the largest active geyser in the world, and the park’s most famous, Old Faithful, renowned for its punctual regularity as it soars from the ground around 20 times […]


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