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Old 10-24-2007, 11:50 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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I finally saw one a couple of years ago, decades after I had forgotten all about it. (I first heard about it on our honeymoon.)
The Green Flash is not a myth, it is a real phenomenon.
I saw it at sunset off Cape San Blas, at the Gulf of Mexico.
Green Flash
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Old 10-24-2007, 02:34 PM
 
Location: Seattle, WA
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I've never seen it, but I am given to understand that it generally requires a distant, level horizon to see it ... so your best chances are on a coast or in the middle of an extended prairie.
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Old 10-26-2007, 10:39 AM
 
Location: SE Arizona - FINALLY! :D
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No, unfortunately not. Been to a number of tropical places by the sea too (Hawaii (3 of the islands), French Polynesia, Cook Islands, Puerto Vallarta).

Hopefully one day...

Ken
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Old 10-26-2007, 12:56 PM
 
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Wow.I've never seen nor heard of this until now I would sure like to see it
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Old 10-26-2007, 04:16 PM
 
Location: Perth, Western Australia
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Never heard of it. Thanks for sharing the link.

Where I live I have an obstructed view of the horizon, so we see sunrises only in winter and never any direct sunsets.
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Old 10-26-2007, 07:53 PM
 
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ONCE! I was fishing on Lake Erie and was out in the middle of the lake and there was just the most gorgeous sunset....I had just taken a picture and continued watching the sun...I missed the photo of the green flash by seconds!!!!!! I was so mad!
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Old 10-27-2007, 01:47 PM
 
Location: in the southwest
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heh
I know what you mean, astrogal.
I was actually in a car when I saw the green flash.
We were driving along the Cape, on a coastal highway as the sun was going down.
It was an incredible sunset, and I was in the passenger seat, so I was staring and staring and then the flash happened.
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Old 10-27-2007, 02:09 PM
 
Location: Kingman AZ
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Yep....many times....anytime I go to San Diego on vaca we always make sure we are at the beach [usually La Jolla] for sunset and have ALWAYS seen the flash of green.....now....tryin to get a picture of it is another thing lol......just ain't fast enuf
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Old 10-27-2007, 03:31 PM
 
Location: australia
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What Drugs Are You On Dude I Wouldnt Mind Some Of That Stuff!!!!!!!! Hehehehe
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Old 10-27-2007, 04:12 PM
 
Location: In a house
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Maybe that's what some people mistake as flying saucers. Kinds looks like some of the photos I have seen that the people claim was a flying saucer. Oh, and no I haven't seen either the green flash or a flying saucer!
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