Beehive Geyser, Yellowstone National Park, USA

Beehive Geyser is a geyser in the Upper Geyser Basin of Yellowstone National Park in the United States.
Eruptions of Beehive Geyser last about 5 minutes and are 200 feet (60 m) high. The fountain maintains its full height for the duration of the eruption. The interval between eruptions range from 8 hours to one day during the summer. Winter eruptions are very erratic.





Near Beehive is a smaller cone that can often be used as an indicator of a pending eruption of Beehive. This cone, named Beehive’s Indicator, sends up a 15—25 foot (4.5—7.6 m) fountain between a few seconds and 30 minutes before Beehive erupts, averaging 15—20 minutes prior. Once Beehive erupts, Indicator cone stops playing.

For a period of three years in the 1990s, Beehive was dormant. During this time, the indicator cone would erupt for extended periods, as long as 60 minutes, with no Beehive eruption.
Beehive Geyser was named in 1870 by the Washburn Expedition. They thought the 4–foot (1.2–m) tall cone resembled a beehive. Beehive’s Indicator is a small, jagged cone-type geyser located about 10 feet (3 m) from Beehive.
[Source: Wikipedia]

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