Green Flash from Isla Vista Bluffs

By an edhat reader

Tuesday’s naked eye visible green flash lasting 1.2 seconds from the Isla Vista Bluffs

A collage of pictures taken 200 milliseconds apart of the green flash at sunset.  Normally, this flash is green as the red part of the spectrum is bent more (think red sunsets), and the blue part of the spectrum is scattered by our atmosphere (the reason the sky is blue).

In this picture sequence, the setting sun is multi colored due to atmospheric turbulence (the same thing that makes stars twinkle).

Also attached is an earlier green flash picture taken from Deveroux point, and it is green!

Nikon D500 camera, 300 mm lens, 500 mm lens.


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