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Is it possible to ever see the green flash, from the west end of the island, when the sun sets?

Posted : July 30, 2005 8:08 pm
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If the clouds aren't in the way, you can see it from F-sted on STX.

Posted : July 31, 2005 1:31 am
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Just remember that it is an atmostpheric phenomenon and doesn't occur in all conditions. You have to get lucky and be looking in just the right direction at must the right moment. Blink and you can miss it just as three people beside you see it. Then months can go by without anyone seeing anything resembling a green flash.

Posted : August 1, 2005 1:23 am
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Around 1059pm tonight 02/17/2021 I was sitting on the beach outside of my room at the Lime tree resort looking up at the stars and out of nowhere a very large green light falls from the sky into the ocean. I do not drink and have not consumed any drugs. My mind is blown. The whole time I've been here I have felt like I'm living in a dream. After several searches on Google I finally searched "i just saw a large green flash in the night sky go in to the ocean on st thomas" ant that seach lead me to this forum. I am astounded by what I have just seen.

Posted : February 17, 2021 11:33 pm
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Around 1059pm tonight 02/17/2021 I was sitting on the beach outside of my room at the Lime tree resort looking up at the stars and out of nowhere a very large green light falls from the sky into the ocean.

You wouldn't have seen the "green flash" caused by the sun setting at 10:59 pm.

What you saw was most likely a UFO descending into the ocean to dock at its underwater base station.

There have been similar reported sightings from time to time over the years.

Nothing to be concerned about...we're not alone in the universe!

Posted : February 18, 2021 8:17 am
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When we were there on STX full time we had a little dog that was deathly afraid of lightening. One night after midnight a storm blew by and I had to go out on the gallery to console Rocky. After the storm passed to the west I sat there for sometime. All of a sudden a large green aura arose from the west unlike any green flash I had ever seen, and I've seen many. Next morning I told my neighbor, who lived on STX almost all his 75 years,  what I had seen and he told me how rare it is to witness this flash. He told me that he suspects that the flash is caused by a lightening flash over the horizon and emanates through the sea. After contemplating what he told me I tend to agree with that.

Posted : February 18, 2021 9:32 am
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ive only ever seen it in Indian Rocks Beach Florida. Ive heard it can be seen here and in the keys 

Posted : February 18, 2021 11:03 am
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If you can see the entire orb of the sun descend into the ocean you do have a chance to see the phenomena called 'green flash' at the instant the sun is gone.

Posted : February 18, 2021 2:41 pm
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I've been lucky enough to see it twice.

Once at anchor off the island of Barbuda, another time from STJ.


Posted : February 19, 2021 8:32 am
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I've seen the green flash on scores of time and even managed to get a photo on one occasion;

Posted : February 19, 2021 9:59 am
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I have seen it several times when there was a clear view over the sea with no clouds on the horizon. Most were at Watergate (now Sea Cliff Villas) and Morningstar Beach on St Thomas, but also in Naples, FL and at sea.

Posted : February 19, 2021 1:44 pm
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You can definitely see it from the west end on STX, that's the only place I've seen it.

BTW... this thread started 16 years ago... wow

Posted : February 19, 2021 8:28 pm
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@NugBlazer But the green flash is timeless... ? 

Posted : February 20, 2021 12:11 pm
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Twice in my short lifetime. Once in the Keys, Key West to be exact around 2017 and once (of all places) Erie Pennsylvania off Lake Erie in 1991. I still always pause and hope when the situation presents itself.

Posted : February 21, 2021 12:24 pm
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@sublimaze1certainly need a super clear cloud free haze free evening 

Posted : February 24, 2021 8:08 am
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