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aussie
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What a gorgeous green flash off the west end of St Croix tonight! I caught this one on video. Cool.

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Topic starter Posted : January 15, 2011 11:11 pm
kclumsden
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It would be awesome if you could post the video on you tube.

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Posted : January 15, 2011 11:23 pm
aussie
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It would be awesome if you could post the video on you tube.

I've never tried uploading a video. If I have time tomorrow, I'll see if I can figger it out! 🙂

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Topic starter Posted : January 15, 2011 11:29 pm
kclumsden
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That would be great. I know MANY people who would love to see it, me included.

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Posted : January 15, 2011 11:31 pm
Paula
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I would appreciate your posting it,too!! I've never been able to see it and would love to see what everyone's talking about.:-)

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Posted : January 15, 2011 11:35 pm
aussie
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OK. It's up. The video is blurry but you can clearly see the green flash especially if you expand the window and/or pause it. Enjoy!

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Topic starter Posted : January 16, 2011 1:15 am
Sauceress
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Beautiful and thank you!!

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Posted : January 16, 2011 2:02 am
lily1025
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thanks so much..i think a lot of people think a green flash is something made up..they are very rare and special ..i have seen 3 in my life 1/nigrel jamica 2/off the wall stx 3/west end stx..we are bessed in stx to see as many as we do!!

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Posted : January 16, 2011 2:51 am
Paula
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Thank you very much for posting that! How neat that was to finally see. Now I want to see one in person!;)

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Posted : January 16, 2011 2:57 am
swans
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Great video. Thank you, Aussie.

Swan

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Posted : January 16, 2011 11:59 am
aussie
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My pleasure. If anyone is having difficulty seeing it, left click on the video after it starts to play and a zoomed version on youtube will open up.

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Topic starter Posted : January 16, 2011 12:32 pm
specialk
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Studies done on the green flash indicate over 80% of people who report seeing the green flash were drinking a Heiniken at the time. 😎

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Posted : January 16, 2011 2:02 pm
aussie
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Studies done on the green flash indicate over 80% of people who report seeing the green flash were drinking a Heiniken at the time. 😎

No Heinekens necessary.

Here are but two of the great resources on the net. The first one has links to some great photos and discusses the difference between mirages and optical illusions.

"Green flashes are real (not illusory) phenomena seen at sunrise and sunset, when some part of the Sun suddenly changes color (at sunset, from red or orange to green or blue). The word “flash” refers to the sudden appearance and brief duration of this green color, which usually lasts only a second or two at moderate latitudes. These pages illustrate and explain green flashes, offer advice for seeing and photographing them, and provide information about other refraction phenomena, such as mirages."

[mintaka.sdsu.edu]

It's easy to pick and choose info from this site.

"One should not forget that green flashes are also seen at sunrise, when the eye has not been previously exposed to bright light, and the retina is in its normal, unbleached state. Sunrise flashes are therefore seen more nearly in their intrinsic colors."

[mintaka.sdsu.edu]

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Topic starter Posted : January 16, 2011 2:09 pm
kclumsden
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Thanks Aussie, awesome!

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Posted : January 16, 2011 10:24 pm
Xylair
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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.

 
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