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Simpson Bay sunset. St Maarten

Simpson Bay sunset. St Maarten

Green Ray....Also known as the Green Flash. This occurs very briefly before total sunset and after sunrise. It appears as a green flash above the sun that lasts very briefly, generally only a few moments. It is caused by refraction of light in the atmosphere.

Green Ray....Also known as the Green Flash. This occurs very briefly before total sunset and after sunrise. It appears as a green flash above the sun that lasts very briefly, generally only a few moments. It is caused by refraction of light in the atmosphere.

Green Flash: Blink and you'll miss it!  The last instant before the sun sets in right conditions the sun light turns into a green flash.  Happens when sunset is on a water horizon.  Seen a lot from California beaches sunsets.

10 Weirdest Weather Phenomena

Green Flash: Blink and you'll miss it! The last instant before the sun sets in right conditions the sun light turns into a green flash. Happens when sunset is on a water horizon. Seen a lot from California beaches sunsets.

A pic of the "Green Flash"  when the sun is setting in the Atacama Desert in Chili    at nationalgeographic.com

A pic of the "Green Flash" when the sun is setting in the Atacama Desert in Chili at nationalgeographic.com

Just learned about the "green flash" while we were in San Diego last week.

Just learned about the "green flash" while we were in San Diego last week.

The formation of rainbows, mirages, and the green flash

The formation of rainbows, mirages, and the green flash

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