Rare Green Flash at Sunset

This is an actual “Green Flash”.
For those of you that have never heard of this,check out this http://mintaka.sdsu.edu/GF/observing/advice.html
They occur more often in the winter. You need a cold layer,an inversion. The sun is way below the TRUE horizon by the time you see this green flash.
The best way to see these is with a pair of binoculars ,up on a Headland(above the water,the higher the better) & obviously at the ocean. You need a clear horizon to the west. No
clouds!
If your going to be brave & try to shoot this,you’ll need as big as lens as you can get. Something in the order of at least a 400mm. I have a 1200mm that I use sparingly,because it’s awkward . A really good tripod. That means steady. Not some little plastic tripod you picked up at the corner store.If you bring something comfortable to lay on ,you could use a rock as a table. Just bring something soft(your jacket?) to place on the rock so your camera doesn’t get all scratched up
Oh,that little black dot …………thats Frank. One of the eagles from Frank Island
I guess he just had to be in the shot. He’s such a ham!

2 thoughts on “Rare Green Flash at Sunset

  1. Sweet! What a great shot to capture the green. I’ve heard of it but never seen it. That’s why you’re a real photographer and we just digi-pose.

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