Green flash!

Sunset at sea is always a reason to go outside. It can be stunning, in many different ways. The colours, the clouds and, sometimes, the best comes in the milliseconds after sunset.

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the Green Flash

In this case, I was on the top deck and was looking at the beautiful cloud formations and the colours. Reason enough to pick up my camera. And just when I had my camera on my eye, it happened. The sun set and the last light I saw was a brief green flash! I had seen the Green Flash!! Under specific conditions, sometimes the sun is very briefly visible after sunset in green. A rare event, we have seen many more sunsets at sea, and many people were looking for it, but no green flash was seen anymore.

 

Arjen Drost

Arjen is a Polar ecologist, nature photographer and full time expedition guide on expedition cruise ships in both Polar regions. With his pictures and stories he likes to show the beauty of these very fragile and threatened places.

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