If you’ve been following this blog for quite some time, you have probably noticed that I love watching the sun set every night. Well 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 around 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 a handful of times, but it was very cool.
Anne Bequette is a photographer here on island. She was lucky enough to capture pics of the green flash last night. Check it out:
After first posting about the green flash a few years ago, I learned that it can also happen when the sun rises up from the water at dawn. Unfortunately I have yet to see that, but my guess is that you have a pretty good chance if you’re out on the east side of the island.
So, if you are lucky enough to have a sunrise or sunset view where you live or are staying, be sure to look for the green flash. 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].