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Old 25-09-2009, 21:03   #31
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This green flash stuff only visible over the US territory or only to US citizens or smthng??

Have been sailing all my life, almost, and around once and a half - never seen the thing. Asked so many people and the only stories I heard were always from USAmericans, esp Californians (any relationship with higher consumption of ganja there ???;-)))

Where do I get the highest probability to see one?

BTW Have seen a (?) moonbow (a night rainbow caused by the moon - not colored but just a white arc) and thought I was dreamin', then looked up on the net and indeed such a thing exists. Sort of cool too.

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I was reminded of something when I read your term "USAmericans," barnakiel:



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Old 26-09-2009, 12:07   #32
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I've seen it a number of times. Several times from a ship off the coast of Florida, from Key West, on a ship in the Pacific, from the Pacific coast.
I just knew it !!! US territorial waters, USAmerican eyes only !!! The thing you guys import from Colombia hurts your vision. Here, the import is from Venezuela and VOILA - no green flashes !!!

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Try using binoculars. Really makes the flash big. Also, if you're somewhat quick, you can see it sitting down on deck and then stand up and see it again.
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I was reminded of something when I read your term "USAmericans," barnakiel:


Huh - this young lady will make a great politician ! ;-)))

If we use the binoculars - how do we know it is not the color shift form the lenses ?

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If we use the binoculars - how do we know it is not the color shift form the lenses ?

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Last time I did it, I was using the binoculars for the first sighting and then stood up without them for the second sighting. It looks the same except smaller.
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Try using binoculars. Really makes the flash big. Also, if you're somewhat quick, you can see it sitting down on deck and then stand up and see it again.
In point of fact, some researchers have "pinned" the phenomenon on the horizon by flying a small jet toward the setting sun and ascending at just the right rate to prolong the experience.

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Ja, esp beer and esp on St. Patrick's Day !

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