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    Is it real?

    Simpler is better, except when complicated looks really cool.

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    No.
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    Not personally. Yes.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Not me. I've tried a few times but nothing yet. I believe it is real.

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    Yes & Yes.

    On a lighter note - anyone can see it:

    http://www.greenflashcaptiva.com/

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    Yes. Once from Mt Hood and once on the Oregon coast. Light is really cool.

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    Color blind (red green) and so I wouldn't know if it I saw it
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    seen it all the time, dude


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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Scheuer View Post
    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.
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    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.
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    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.

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    Several times from Mallory Square in Key West.
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    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!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jim Bow View Post
    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.

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    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.

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    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.
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    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.

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    I have not seen it. Tried a few times though.
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    Yes.
    Enjoy a good rum on the rocks at sunset.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nicholas Scheuer View Post
    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hadfield View Post
    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.

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    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.

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    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.
    It really is quite difficult to build an ugly wooden boat.

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    Yes

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peerie Maa View Post
    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.
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    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.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gilberj View Post
    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...

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    How does it exist on film/pixels. Cameras don't have bloodflow.

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