Green flashes are real

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Many think green flashes are just a myth. Others think a green flash is true but its cause isn’t known. Adventurers pride themselves on having seen some.

It’s a green flash from the Sun. And green flashes are real.

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The stages of a green flash by TheBrockenInaGlory via Wikipedia

The truth is the green flash does exist and its cause is well understood.

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Daniel López via APOD

Just as the setting Sun disappears completely from view, a last glimmer appears startlingly green.

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Paolo Lazzarotti via APOD

The effect is typically visible only from locations with a low, distant horizon, and lasts just a few seconds.

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Daniel López via APOD

A green flash is also visible for a rising Sun, but takes better timing to spot.

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A mock-mirage green flash observed in San Francisco, California by Brocken Inaglory via Wikipedia

Here an awesome video with great music:

The Green FlashHere is a breathtaking and rare phenomenon called the Green Flash.

Posted by Hashem Al-Ghaili on Wednesday, January 20, 2016

The Sun itself does not turn partly green, the effect is caused by layers of the Earth’s atmosphere acting like a prism.

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Göran Strand via APOD

What an insanely mystic sky phenomenon.

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