The view from the front porch

Minutes after this picture was taken I saw something that has caused me to stare into every sunset over water my entire adult life. The best thing about it was that I could share seeing my first Green Flash with my best friend Marce. Yes…you don’t have to take my word for it, Marce clearly saw it too.

Martins bay, St. George’s, Grenada.

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  1. I had to google it.

    Understand the phenomenon of the green flash. The green flash phenomenon arises as by-products in astronomical refraction near the horizon, and most green flashes are the by-product of mirages It’s elusive because the atmospheric conditions required to produce the green flash don’t happen that commonly, and require a well-layered atmosphere that allows the index of refraction to increase without interruption toward the surface of the Earth. Unfortunately, the atmosphere is usually experiencing turbulence of differing temperature and humidity levels across the layers.

    In plainer English, you need a near perfect clear horizon for the green ray phenomenon to appear.

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