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Old 15-05-2009, 11:47   #16
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I think it was more of a quick glow than flash.......i2f
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Old 15-05-2009, 12:02   #17
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A couple of years ago motoring into Staniel Cay with no wind 4 of us saw it. The following night at Big Major we saw it again.
Two of my all time favorite places! Since I am green flash challenged, I could be persuaded to spend a month or so in those waters pretending to look for it.
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Old 15-05-2009, 13:30   #18
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I was told it is common there. This was by a man who helped put the lunar module on the moon. He claims it is the shallow bank that helps. I don't know. I just know after spending a couple of months there over several years. 2 nights in a row under benign situations, and there it was........i2f
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I use to live on the other side of this Island in Kona for 2 1/2 years. I've probably seen the flash 50+ times. What a pig uh? My real claim to fame was seeing the Aurora Borealis one night while one of our trucks broke down on the side of a road. It was 20 below, clear and calm. It was spectacular. We were part of an oil survey crew. We all looked up and were speechless for at least 20 minutes...amazing!
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Hmmm, I may have to re-think this.

Is it possible that a reduction in the number of sundowners could enhance the visibility of the Green Flash?

In order to test this theory, one would have to sit in the cockpit of a sailboat at sundown without drinking. What would that be like?

Nah - I don’t think it’s worth it. I intend to pursue the elusive Green Flash no matter how much rum it takes.
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When we sailed across the Pacific Ocean, we recorded the number of times that we saw the green flash in our logbook. After about fifty sightings, we stopped writing it down.

It helps to be sailing west around the world, because whoever is on watch has a good chance of seeing it since you are looking to the west as you sail. Every evening we called the crew on deck for the green flash when sailing west offshore. As long as the horizon was totally without clouds, the green flash usually showed up. The slightest amount of haze or clouds on the horizon prevented its appearance.

While sailing on the large Pacific Ocean swells, we saw a double green flash many times. We first saw the flash while down in the trough between the waves, and then a large swell would quickly raise Exit Only to the top of a wave crest, and we would see a green flash a second time. I've seen double green flashes at least ten times when large swells are running offshore.
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I've seen it once sunset from Cedar Keys on the West coast of Fl January 2007
like someone mentioned earlier it was like a greenish glow connecting the sun and gulf horizon for a second or so.
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Let's ask Gord??

Gord, as the resourceful asset that you are to this forum; well respected, please tell us where to find this pot of gold?
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... please tell us where to find this pot of gold?
The “Pot of Gold”, a “blueberry nodule” encrusted hematite rock, is located at the base of Columbia Hills, on Mars.
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I found that the best way to view the green flash is through a Heineken bottle!
May I use this quote? This is a keeper for sure!
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The best way to see the flash is to get the EXACT time for sunset from the GPS and set your watch. You can do a count down, then Flash -- pull up your shorts!
No, seriously we saw it in the sea of Cortez and I have a photo somewhere taken with a 500 mm mirror lens. Back in the day of film.
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Ken (Trim50),

It's your's to use ....... heck, there might even be a Gulf & Western song in there somewhere!

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