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Paul Pless
01-24-2017, 05:59 PM
Is it real?

http://68.media.tumblr.com/0b0f13a6b1507192f805ff12422e8abf/tumblr_oi9pds5b7V1vehqeko1_1280.jpg

Katherine
01-24-2017, 06:00 PM
No.

Peerie Maa
01-24-2017, 06:08 PM
Not personally. Yes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTen8-LmXfM

Harry Miller
01-24-2017, 06:11 PM
Not me. I've tried a few times but nothing yet. I believe it is real.

Garret
01-24-2017, 06:18 PM
Yes & Yes.

On a lighter note - anyone can see it:

http://www.greenflashcaptiva.com/

Their men's room has one-way glass above the urinals overlooking the bar. You'd be amazed just how hard it is to "let go"...

Ian McColgin
01-24-2017, 06:42 PM
Yes. Once from Mt Hood and once on the Oregon coast. Light is really cool.

Bobcat
01-24-2017, 06:43 PM
Color blind (red green) and so I wouldn't know if it I saw it

Donn
01-24-2017, 06:51 PM
Seems to be pretty common, but I've never seen one.

http://googglet.com/images/green%20flash%20sunset%20ocean

http://googglet.com/images/green%20flash%20sunset%20san%20diego

pkrone
01-24-2017, 06:54 PM
seen it all the time, dude

https://scontent-dft4-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/16194977_10158182085740500_5397373635314404844_n.j pg?oh=f701d4856224132ce84bd82e0ea5fe2e&oe=591A1C2A

Nicholas Scheuer
01-24-2017, 07:31 PM
Yes, and yes. (dumb question as to whether it's "real") Saw it from our Dovekie at anchor on the west side of an island along the west edge of Florida Bay.

Garret
01-24-2017, 07:32 PM
Yes, and yes. (dumb question as to whether it's "real") Saw it from our Dovekie at anchor on the west side of an island along the west edge of Florida Bay.

Not really - there are many folks who believe it's completely fake.

Nicholas Scheuer
01-24-2017, 09:01 PM
Their problem. Once knew a USN veteran (had a high opinion of himself, too) with time at sea who had never seen it. I thought that inexcusable.

Breakaway
01-24-2017, 09:04 PM
I've been right beside people who say with much excitement and enthusiasm that they see it. I want to see it.

I never see it.

Kevin


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Jim Bow
01-24-2017, 09:13 PM
Several times from Mallory Square in Key West.

JamesCaird
01-24-2017, 09:22 PM
Seen it many times. Spent many days ( over several years) cruising north and south to/from Antarctica to New England and in those days had many opportunities in the tropics mostly to observe GF. Even occasionally stationed other crew at various heights from the deck to tops of masts. When each saw his personal green flash the order was to call out and thereby we could show it progressed upward as the sun set. One game we played was to watch the dawn, knowing from calculation where the sun should rise and try to catch the green flash. Only once or twice that way...ha ha- you have to be quick!

Donn
01-24-2017, 09:30 PM
Several times from Mallory Square in Key West.

I've seen a lot of things from KW...but I didn't believe any of them unless they were on my hook or my plate.

bobbys
01-24-2017, 09:37 PM
I live a few blocks from the ocean, I look for it.

Once I thought I saw a fast flash of green in the sky but never the sun being green..

When the sun goes down on a sunny day many people run up or drive to the beach to watch ..

Guess that's all We have going on here..

At any rate it's spectacular and one can be spellbound by it.

CK 17
01-24-2017, 10:38 PM
Just once. Way off the coast of New England in a PA-31. I wasn't really looking for it. I just happened to be looking in the right direction.

Nicholas Scheuer
01-24-2017, 11:09 PM
I've always thought seeing the green flash at dawn would be magnitudes more difficult than at sunset, despite the first story I ever read about it was a dawn sighting from the New England Coast.

BrianW
01-25-2017, 12:58 AM
I have not seen it. Tried a few times though.

Rum_Pirate
01-25-2017, 07:30 AM
Yes.

Hwyl
01-25-2017, 08:40 AM
I've always thought seeing the green flash at dawn would be magnitudes more diffiwcult than at sunset, despite the first story I ever read about it was a dawn sighting from the New England Coast.


ive seen it at dawn just once. Seen it many times at sunset.

Dave Hadfield
01-25-2017, 07:15 PM
I've been told that the flash comes from a cool, high-density layer of air right at the water's surface transmitting light at the instant of sundown. And the reason it appears to be green is that you've been looking at the sun, which is red at that time, and the eye de-sensitizes to that, allowing the other colours to flood in.

Harvey Golden
01-25-2017, 08:23 PM
I have seen it at least six times-- all in Hawaii, save for once on the Oregon Coast. Its a remarkable thing to see, and in a crowd, the hush before the moment, and then the ooooh from the crowd all seeing it as well is nice. Once, I was on the beach below a 10+ story condo, and you could hear each floor as they saw it as the sun set for each level of viewers.

PatCassidy
01-25-2017, 08:27 PM
I have seen it about 10 times. The best was at anchor in St Lucia. Working on board and made the comment that this looked like perfect conditions.... About a dozen people saw it. They were amazed.

PatCassidy
01-25-2017, 08:30 PM
Twice I saw a "moonbow" - two nights in row at about 0300. About 400 miles east of Hawaii and the beginning of July. Never saw it again.

Hwyl
01-26-2017, 08:04 AM
I've been told that the flash comes from a cool, high-density layer of air right at the water's surface transmitting light at the instant of sundown. And the reason it appears to be green is that you've been looking at the sun, which is red at that time, and the eye de-sensitizes to that, allowing the other colours to flood in.
I've thought about the de sensitize theory. That does not explain it being photographed or the dawn version.

lupussonic
01-26-2017, 08:36 AM
Correct opposing colour for retinal imprinting. Wether you 'saw' it or not does not prove it exists as a phenomenon.

John Berger agrees with me. You literally can't believe your eyes, sad as that is.

Peerie Maa
01-26-2017, 08:57 AM
The science says that it is real http://www.livescience.com/26376-green-flash.html and due to the atmosphere acting as a prism, bending some wavelengths more than others.

Doug B
01-26-2017, 12:38 PM
Yes

John of Phoenix
01-26-2017, 01:00 PM
The science says that it is real http://www.livescience.com/26376-green-flash.html and due to the atmosphere acting as a prism, bending some wavelengths more than others.Thanks, good article. I'd wondered about sunrise flashes.

I've seen them a few times but always with some elevation - airborne or on a cliff or mountain.

gilberj
01-26-2017, 01:01 PM
I have seen it several times, once as a real flash, other times as more of a greenish spot just as the sun dips...so yes and yes, and no Lupu- It still exists as a phenomena even if you can explain as an optical illusion. Thousands of people have seen the same phenomena, and on one occasion when I saw the 'flash' a number of other persons saw it with me.

lupussonic
01-26-2017, 07:21 PM
Thousands of people have seen the same phenomena, and on one occasion when I saw the 'flash' a number of other persons saw it with me.

Did they have similar mark 1 eyeballs to you?

I refuse to believe; it's a beach dwellers myth, exacerbated by booze and dope smoking, just ask the surfers, they're all as high as the kites they sometimes tie themselves to.



Science article indeed...:d

Hwyl
01-26-2017, 07:45 PM
How does it exist on film/pixels. Cameras don't have bloodflow.

wizbang 13
01-27-2017, 05:56 AM
https://scontent-iad3-1.xx.fbcdn.net/v/t1.0-9/10431557_10203805399082320_1057759039289636474_n.j pg?oh=2798dec6d56ee7e599f4b9004df11381&oe=591666EA

PatCassidy
01-27-2017, 06:16 AM
How does it exist on film/pixels. Cameras don't have bloodflow.

I saw it on the image screen on someone's camera. I had seen the same flash.

Garret
01-27-2017, 07:39 AM
Bruce - you are an evil man. Love it!

So - that'll quiet down all the doubters!

Bob Adams
01-27-2017, 08:07 AM
Several times from Mallory Square in Key West.


If you are not at sea, that is definitely the place to see it!

Shang
01-27-2017, 05:22 PM
Several times from Mallory Square in Key West.

In Mallory Square I didn't get to see the green flash, but I did get to see a pliant young man from the Islands fit himself into a two-foot square plastic box.

Culture is where you find it.

CWSmith
01-27-2017, 05:30 PM
I'm guessing it's more like or easier on the west coast? I would like to see it someday.

Bob Adams
01-27-2017, 05:38 PM
I'm guessing it's more like or easier on the west coast? I would like to see it someday.

Closer to the Equator the better so I'm told.

CWSmith
01-27-2017, 05:40 PM
Closer to the Equator the better so I'm told.

Thanks. I don't think that is in my near-term future.

Garret
01-27-2017, 05:53 PM
Thanks. I don't think that is in my near-term future.

Aw c'mon - a trip to Boston will get you closer to the equator...

CWSmith
01-27-2017, 05:58 PM
Aw c'mon - a trip to Boston will get you closer to the equator...

I've been there - no mahogany plantations and no palm trees. :)

Garret
01-27-2017, 06:34 PM
I've been there - no mahogany plantations and no palm trees. :)

Been a lot of teak harvested there though. Oh - recycling lumber fro old factories doesn't provide good scenery?