Pretty Flashy Sunset

“Glimpse you ere the Green, count the morrow a fine day…”

Old English Proverb

My wife loves to watch sunsets. In particular she is vigilant to see the green flash. The green flash is a meteorological optical phenomenon. It is the green dot seen just above the sun as it sets, usually only for a second or two. The green flash occurs when the Earth’s atmosphere causes the final rays of light to refract into separate colours. The phenomenon has proved difficult to capture, the first successful photograph was only taken in 1960, from the Vatican Observatory. Flashes can be seen over any horizon, but the ocean is the most reliable background. I am pleased to report that there is a blue flash, but it is much rarer. Sadly, I have never seen either of them. #blinkandyoumissit #letsmakelemonade

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