For those who follow me on our Facebook page, you know that watching the sunset is one of my favorite things to do here on St. John. This time of year is extra special because it’s the one time of year we can we possibly see the green flash.
For those of you who aren’t familiar with the green flash, it’s something very cool that can happen here over the winter months. Just as the sun sets over the horizon, you can see a quick flash of green as the upper rim of the sun falls into the water. (It obviously doesn’t fall into the water, but you all know what I mean 🙂 ) It only lasts for about a second or two, so you really have to be lucky to actually see it. I’ve only seen it twice, but it was very cool.
Here’s a great photo of it courtesy of Yelena Rogers Photography. It’ll give you an idea what to look for…
I was at Villa Tesori last week for the ACC gala. It’s located on a hill overlooking the south shore, and it had a great view of the sun dipping into the water. The owners said they were able to see the green flash just last week. So, if you are lucky enough to have a sunset view where you live or are staying, check it out from home. I promise you it’s very cool. And if any of you have a picture of it, please send it to us at [email protected].