Sunsets of St. John

Abrigado sunset
Image taken by Ray Stewart at Abrigado Villa.

Today, it’s all about sunsets. We saw the picture above on Facebook, and it got us thinking about all of the beautiful sunsets that happen here on St. John. It also got us thinking about 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. (I saw it in late December both times from Gifft Hill.)

If anyone has ever been lucky enough to photograph the green flash on St. John, we’d love to see your pics. And if you have any fabulous sunset pics, we’d love to see those too. Feel free to send them to us at [email protected]

In the meantime, here are a few more good ones…

Coconuts sunset
Image taken from Coconuts Villa
Caneel Sunset
Image taken at Caneel Bay by Brian Siegel.
Image taken by Aletia M. Thompson of Virginia
Image taken by Aletia M. Thompson of Virginia


1 thought on “Sunsets of St. John”

  1. Herman Wouk mentions the green flash in the novel ‘Don’t Stop the Carnival’. Good book.

    I swear I could smell rum while I was looking through those photos.

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