Saturday, August 23, 2008

I have seen my first green flash


The green flash is real!
Originally uploaded by P^2
I saw my first green flash aboard the Norrøna north of Scotland at sunset 2008-08-20. I was of course too slow to photograph it, so I blog somebody else's photo. (Didn't even have time to call Knut jørgen.)

3 comments:

Simon said...

Check out The Green Ray by Jules Verne, translated by Karen Loukes and published by Luath Press Ltd. It's a newly discovered classic with great descriptions of the green flash. An excellent book!

Sølvi Åsvik said...

Green flash , wht is it ?

Sølvi Åsvik said...

The density gradient in the atmosphere acts like a prism, refracting the thin sliver of sunlight into a rainbow. We see the green slice of the spectrum at this instant because the red is refracted away and the blue is scattered away, leaving green. - Hmmmm.......why is the red refracted away ? and the blue scattered away ? I know nothing about this , but , I do know that if you gaze long enough on a red spot a green one will appear , it's a gestalt "law" , about perception ...Hmm..