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Thursday, April 28, 2011

The Green Flash - it's not a myth!

One of the joys of living on the coast is watching the sun set "into" the ocean. If conditions are perfect, you might be rewarded with a green flash. The horizon must be clear for this phenomenon to appear. Here on the Mendonoma Coast the green flash is more like a pulse of emerald green light, as if someone was holding a flashlight just a bit above the sun as it disappears. Don't blink because it's usually over in a flash! It is particularly difficult to photograph but Frank Vaskelis captured one and has graciously allowed me to share here with you.
                     My best to you!  Jeanne Jackson, Gualala


Jeanne Jackson said...

I've tried to photograph a green flash and have never captured it. I'll keep on trying and hope I'll be as lucky as Frank V!

Sita said...

I keep looking for one and all I get is blinded by the sun. But, I shall persevere! Thanks for the lovely sightings Jeanne.

Jeanne Jackson said...

Yes, there's a trick for watching the sunset without blinding yourself! I sneak little sideways glances at the setting sun. Then I keep my eyes wide open - no blinking! - while the sun disappears.