A mystical light shines through Keyhole Arch, Pfeiffer Beach, California. Rather than be created with special effects, the orange glow is a natural phenomenon that only occurs during a few weeks of every year. The glorious light happens when the sun sets directly behind the opening and when the tide is high enough to reflect the light perfectly. To create the almost supernatural glow a clear sky is needed and no clouds on the horizon so the setting sun catches the wave’s reflection in the right manner. The arch is a natural formation and measures about 20ft by 20ft. The special beam of light only lasts for about five minutes before the sun finally sets.
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