There IS a Green Flash in San Diego!


Are you still on the lookout for that elusive Green Flash at sunset? If you are like me and haven’t seen it yet, you might begin to wonder if the Green Flash is an old wives tale.

Well, it turns out there is such a thing as a Green Flash. If you check out today’s Union Tribune, you’ll even get to see a photo of the Green Flash! If you want to know when and where to look for the Green Flash, Robert Krier’s article quotes Scripps Climatologist Ralph Keeling, “You need a super-clear horizon with no clouds and no haze. The sun needs to stay yellow and keep its shape all the way to the setting point.

Read more about the Green Flash and a few other great weather articles, including what makes for a great sunset, in today’s Quest section.

So, there you go. There is a Green Flash. Now I’ll know when and where to look. Share your experiences looking for the Green Flash in the comments below.

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2 Responses to “There IS a Green Flash in San Diego!”

  1. Simon says:

    If you’re interested in the green flash, check out The Green Ray by Jules Verne, translated by Karen Loukes. Great descriptions of the flash and a fascinating read!

  2. The Best Places in San Diego says:

    Thanks for the recommendation. I like the storyline:

    “When the Morning Post writes about the legendary Green Ray’s elevating effects on the mind and soul, Helena Campbell vows to experience it for herself, postponing the wedding being forced upon her against her will. Together with her uncles, Sam and Sib Melville, she sets off on what becomes a near-epic quest. Joining them in the search for the Green Ray are two would-be suitors for Helena, one an artist, the other an amateur scientist. Together, this little band will voyage to a distant shore–and beyond–braving hurricanes, testing their patience and resolve, and ultimately finding their own true selves.”

    I just put a hold on it at the library. For those who want their own copy, here’s a link to The Green Ray at Amazon.

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