Green Flash of the Sun
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Have you ever seen a green flash of the sun?
Urban legend or myth? Green flashes are real and you have a chance of seeing one if you know when and where to look for them. To see one, you have to be higher than the horizon. That is why so many green flashes are seen over the Pacific Ocean. A green flash can sometimes be observed when conditions are “just right” and the observer is in the right place to view it. The weather conditions during a “Santa Ana” are ideal.
When it does occur, it only lasts for a second or two. A small green ellipse appears just as the last sliver of the sun slips below the horizon.
This gallery features actual photographs of the green flash, by green flash photographer Oscar G. Medina and artistic renderings of the green flash by San Diego artist Tina Christiansen.