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Horizontal hail. I don't know how unusual this is, but I hope to only see this once. (Like getting pasted in the face with a bucket of gravel).
We had that once mid-race - coupled with 40+ knot gusts and 50 foot visibility. Lasted about 90 seconds, felt like a long time.
And, I know what you're thinking - NO drugs of any kind were involved...
Brightly lit squid fishing fleet in the middle of the night off the Oregon Coast
A lunar eclipse that really had us confused - we didn't know it was due...
Last summer a shooting star/meteorite that left a comet-like trail that lasted several minutes.. the glare was like a searchlight.
1984 Fast/Nicholson 345 "FastForward"
".. there is much you could do at sea with common sense.. and very little you could do without it.."
Capt G E Ericson (from "The Cruel Sea" by Nicholas Monsarrat)