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Waiting for Old Faithful to erupt via live stream is actually super exciting

Your patience will pay off.

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Very few livestreams live up to the real experience, but the Old Faithful live stream in Yellowstone National Park might be one of the few. Hear us out: The famous geyser doesn't erupt on any specific timeline and explosions can happen every 30 to 120 minutes. That's a long time to wait in one spot, outside, in the heat, and surrounded by hundreds of other sweaty tourists. With the National Park Service's handy live camera, you can sit and wait for the satisfying moment from the comfort of your couch.

The view of Old Faithful Geyser is captured from a camera located inside the visitor education center, where time is not measured by a clock, but by this geyser. But there are actually 12 other geysers visible in the live stream and more than 500 active geysers located within Upper Geyser Basin. If you're lucky (and if you keep the stream on all day) you might get to see more than one explosion! 

In honor of Earth Day, the National Park Service also released a video about research that geologists are currently undergoing on Old Faithful, which you can watch below: 

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