The Green Flash
Last night I was on the beach again hoping for a stunning sunset. I was the only person on the entire beach with the exception of a keen surfer. As the sun passed below the horizon, I finally got a green solar flash! Green Flashes are optical phenomena that sometimes occur right before sunset or right after sunrise. When the conditions are right, a green spot is visible above the upper rim of the disk of the sun. The green appearance usually lasts for no more than a second or two.

I will often shoot a continuous burst just as the sun disappears in hopes of getting a green flash.Well, it finally paid off. I know this is nothing amazing to look at but when you have chased this phenomenon for over a year and you get one on camera, it’s pretty exciting!

Here’s a ‘flare’ shot and then another of the nice sunset that occurred just beforehand.


The Green Flash
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4 thoughts on “The Green Flash

  • January 25, 2017 at 11:10 pm

    Haven’t ever heard about that ! You must have been thrilled!

  • January 25, 2017 at 11:35 pm

    I’ve never heard of it either but there’s nothing better than catching something like that when you’ve been chasing it for so long

  • January 26, 2017 at 6:22 pm

    ok you’ve got my attention 😀 something to make sunsets more interesting … will try next week at Woollies. i like the low aspect picking up breaking waves and sun ion the horizon …. cool 😎

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