Wednesday, May 13, 2015

The Green Flash

Tonight we saw something that I've wanted to see my whole life. It's an optical phenomenon seen by sailors at sunset. There must be a perfect horizon line and no clouds to see it. We were becalmed at the half-way point and the sky was clear: just the right conditions. We glanced every few seconds at the glowing red sun as it sank into the sea. Just miliseconds after the last sliver of golden light disappeared, we saw the "green flash". It was a ball of greenish-white light which flashed and lit up the horizon, right where the sun had been. It was super cool!

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