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Timing - The essence of Life and the Green Flash

Seeing the green flash is timing. If you stare at the sun going down you wont be able to see it.

Watch a darker part of the horizon and keep the setting sun in your peripheral vision. Then, just as the upper limb goes down, look back at the to the spot where it sank.

The green light is not bright so your eyes have to be sensitive enough to pick it up which they won't be if you've been focusing on that bright orb.

Try it next time the conditions are 'perfect'.

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Aren't we all (always) searching for the perfect sunset? Green flash or not, it is always worth looking West.
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"That being said, with all of my efforts, the only time I have ever seen "the green flash" was when I regretfully tried to re-light my barbeque grill after it had blown out 5 minutes earlier."

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I've seen it a couple times. My dad knows all about it. I haven't seen it once I've moved to Maine though.
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Must be because of the air up in Maine... I hear the air is too clean to get the green flash there... Maybe you need more pollution to see it properly. I remember the first sunset I saw when I was staying out in OC. The sun set over LA and the sunset was glorious...colors like I'd never seen before, mainly due to all the pollution.
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Yep. Been there too. I remember coming in from Catalina Island and thought we were entering fog. Nope. It was smog!!!!! I could not believe it. It was like something out of a movie on Mars. Really makes you want to take in a big deep breath and enjoy the environment, I tell you.
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I spent two years on the beaches in Clearwater Florida. I must have seen the green flash 4 or 5 times. I have never seen it any other place. God was I poor, best days of my life.
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And how do you know this was not just me relighting my grill?
Was there a particulairly dark smoke on the horizon after the flash???
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Probably because there was no loud BOOM associated with it.
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And how do you know this was not just me relighting my grill?
Was there a particulairly dark smoke on the horizon after the flash???
No smell of burnt dog......
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