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(Northern Green Flash)---Astronomy Picture of the Day
| June 23, 2012
| (see photo credit)
Posted on 06/24/2012 8:08:00 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
Explanation: As seen from Frösön island in northern Sweden the Sun did set a day after the summer solstice. From that location below the arctic circle it settled slowly behind the northern horizon. During the sunset's final minute, this remarkable sequence of 7 images follows the distorted edge of the solar disk as it just disappears against a distant tree line, capturing both a green and blue flash. Not a myth even in a land of runes, the colorful but ellusive glints are caused by atmospheric refraction enhanced by long, low, sight lines and strong atmospheric temperature gradients.
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TOPICS: Astronomy; Astronomy Picture of the Day; Science
KEYWORDS: apod; astronomy; science; sweden
posted on 06/24/2012 8:08:04 PM PDT
To: brytlea; cripplecreek; decimon; bigheadfred; KoRn; Grammy; married21; steelyourfaith; Mmogamer; ...
Sorry, ran quite late on this one.
posted on 06/24/2012 8:10:28 PM PDT
ROYG; Wow! Never knew it was that close to the Sun’s Disc.
posted on 06/24/2012 8:46:49 PM PDT
((Dictator Baby-Doc Barack's obama"care" violates Sherman Anti-Trust Law, AND U.S. Constitution.))
Jeremy Gibbs and Hector Barbosa described the event in detail in “Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s end”.
posted on 06/24/2012 9:10:03 PM PDT
("The Emperor is not as forgiving as I am" - Darth Vader)
Used to watch sunsets in the desert outside Tucson. You could sometimes see the green flash if you knew to watch for it. Fortunately I had a good friend who was a solar astronomer at Kitt Peak who clued me in.
What a treat! More green (and BLUE!!) flashes. I may never see them first hand, but I do appreciate the photos.
Thank you, Mr. Civilizations.
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