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Green flash sunsets are rare, only occurring when environmental factors are just right. This reader reports seeing one in Anguilla.

Anguilla Heaven (And Green Flash) Two Decades Later

Green flash sunsets are rare. And I am lucky enough to have seen a handful in my days at sea.

Ocean Nature Photography "Into the Surf" Blue Gray White Wave Sea Photograph Abstract Ocean Photo Nautical Seascape Art Wall Decor 8x8 Print. $24.00, via Etsy.

Ocean Nature Photography "Into the Surf" Blue Gray White Wave Sea Photograph Abstract Ocean Photo Nautical Seascape Art Wall Decor Print

Ocean Nature Photography "Into the Surf" Blue Gray White Wave Sea Photograph Abstract Ocean Photo Nautical Seascape Art Wall Decor 8x8 Print. $24.00, via Etsy.

m3zzaluna: place de la concorde, paris, c. 1940. © robert...

m3zzaluna: place de la concorde, paris, c. 1940. © robert... (Facie Populi ™)

Mt Hood and a Lenticular Cloud

Mt Hood and a Lenticular Cloud - landscape, hood, lenticular, cloud.

La Grande Motte by Manu Garcia on 500px

La Grande Motte by Manu Garcia on

Sur le bord de la rivière Kalix en Laponie

Sur le bord de la rivière Kalix en Laponie

Green Flash in Saint Jean de Luz, France. This optical illusion is something that you can see during sunsets. It is very rare for one to capture this moment though as the green flash refers to a green ray shooting out of the setting sun. The causes of the green spot or green flash is pretty complex but pretty much due to the refraction of the beams of light.

In this moment - The 'Green Flash' occurs very briefly before total sunset. It appears as a green flash above the sun that lasts only a couple of seconds--it is caused by the refraction of light in the atmosphere.

View from old Refuge Gouter

View from old Refuge Gouter - Neige & Granite

Sunspot at Sunset Image Credit & Copyright: Jo Hunter Explanation: Reddened rays of the setting Sun flooded the skies over Cedar Creek Lake, southeast of Dallas, Texas, planet Earth on July

Les derniers rayons du Soleil incendient La Grande-Motte et se perdent dans l’arche anticrépusculaire naissante. La mer se couvre d’une croûte de basalte ridée aux reflets d’un bleu métallique. Instants calmes et précieux. © Guillaume Cannat

Les derniers rayons du Soleil incendient La Grande-Motte et se perdent dans l’arche anticrépusculaire naissante. La mer se couvre d’une croûte de basalte ridée aux reflets d’un bleu métallique. Instants calmes et précieux. © Guillaume Cannat

Coucher de Soleil vert

How to See the Green Flash. The "Green Flash", also known as the "Green Ray", is a visual phenomenon that occurs at sunset. It is considered good luck in some cultures to see the green flash;

The Green Flash: Sunsets Colorful Surprise from NASA

Green flashes at sunset are rare. Blue flashes are rarer still. On June Göran Strand of Frösön, Sweden, saw them both in a single sunset: "Tonight the weather was incredibly clear and fine, so I.

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