I've never seen a green flash. Or a moon bow. I have seen a complete moon halo on a delivery
during and early frost and I have seen St Elmo's Fire as a teenager keeping watch with my dad.
We had been rolled a couple times that night by a series of squall lines and were about 30 miles offshore
. In a bit of a lull between squalls that air got stuffy. What I actually noticed first was the sound which prompted me to look up.
The sound was sort of like crumpling up of cellophane and seemed like it was coming from the sails
themselves although I am not sure. The St Elmo's Fire looked a lot like it does in the picture I posted. Sort of shooting out from the spreader tips and the masthead and faintly running up the shrouds.
Also there was sort of a ball of it on the tip of a LORAN antenna
mounted to the pushpit. Lasted maybe 15 minutes before the sound and the light show faded away and we got rolled by another squall. It was a magical moment. Love you Dad!
I've also been hit by lightning
which is another story all together.