The last weekend of March we stayed on the Oregon Coast.
An extraordinary event occurred on the first day of our visit. The sky was extremely clear.
While taking photos of the sun setting into the ocean, I finally was successful at seeing the rare phenomenon of the “green flash”.
This occurs just as the sun sets in the thick layers of the earth’s atmosphere. The concentrated atmosphere acts like a weak prism, breaking up the last slivers of light into a spectrum. This enables the green end of the spectrum to remain visible for a little longer, causing a “green flash.”
What a fascinating way to watch a sunset. And, what a nice way to start our weekend vacation to the Coast.