Green flash

I have never seen the so-called ‘green flash’, the brief appearance of green light just as the sun sets over the horizon. It requires special conditions for it it occur and although those conditions are not that rare, your chance of being in the right place for those few seconds is low. Fortunately with cameras, you can now capture the green (and even more occasionally blue and red) flashes as can be seen in this video compilation by Dutch filmmaker, photographer and artist Michiel de Boer.


  1. says

    A friend of mine told me about this circa 1980. I managed to get a photo of it using my old Pentax 35mm. This was taken from Oswego, NY, at the eastern edge of Lake Ontario, looking across the lake at sunset.

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