Monday, May 16, 2016

Green Flash Coming

They don't seem to be saying the Green Flash is imminent, but Earth/Sky News tells us of a green flash sometimes seen on the horizon when the sun is going down. Keep a look out, although I suspect fog in the Eureka area would mean most of us won't see it.

"Bottom line: The green flash is legendary, and some people have told us they thought it was a myth, like a unicorn or a pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. But green flashes are very real. You need a distant and very clear horizon to see them at the last moment before the sun disappears below the horizon at sunset"

4 Comments:

At 8:51 AM, Blogger Daniel Edrich said...

I grew-up on the west coast and have watched thousands of sunsets, only once have I witnessed the 'green flash.' It occurs immediately after the sun sets and is over in a flash, at our latitude.
Famed polar explorer Admiral Byrd claimed to have seen a “green sun” persist for an unheard of 35 minutes while on an expedition to Antarctica.
Shakleton had a more believable couple of seconds of green flash at that latitude.

 
At 1:34 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I have heard of this before, and tried to watch for it a few times, but like the article says the atmospheric conditions have to be just right AND you have to look at just the right moment.

I do like watching the sunset and but haven't really thought about trying to catch a glimpse of the "green flash" lately, so thanks for the reminder.

The article would be better if it included some mention of the scientific explanation for this phenomenon

 
At 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I thought this was referring to the expected supersized Cannibus Boom now that it's all going to be so legal and everything. My mistake.

 
At 8:26 AM, Blogger Henchman Of Justice said...

Marijuana griq season started, and here of all things, the permit process shall be avoided by the mass majority, go figure.....and now Mark Lovelace will finally take action on environmental law enforcement.....oops, oh no, wait......that will be permit/code/process violation cuz the county invented a first time ever fee schedule .

Cool, break environmental laws until supes invent a few schedule to justify enforcement for collectible revenues, what a blunt way to turn blind eyes in the past.

 

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