Upload

Loading icon Loading...

This video is unavailable.

Green and blue solar flash

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to like Fotograf Göran Strand's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to dislike Fotograf Göran Strand's video.

Sign in to YouTube

Sign in with your Google Account (YouTube, Google+, Gmail, Orkut, Picasa, or Chrome) to add Fotograf Göran Strand's video to your playlist.

Published on Jun 24, 2012

Green flashes at sunset are rare. Blue flashes are rarer still. On the 21st of June 2012 I saw them both in a single sunset, here's a video from that evening.

Music: Chris Zabriskie - The Sun Is Scheduled to Come Out Tomorrow (http://chriszabriskie.com)

Fact:
Green flashes are formed when the prismatic action of the atmosphere splits the setting sun into basic R-G-B colors. Temperature inversions create a mirage, magnifying the green into an eye-catching flash.

Blues flashes are formed in the same way, but they are generally harder to see than green flashes, because blue flashes blend into the surrounding blue sky. When the air is exceptionally clear, however, the blue flash emerges.

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Loading icon Loading...

Ratings have been disabled for this video.
Rating is available when the video has been rented.
This feature is not available right now. Please try again later.

Loading icon Loading...

Advertisement
Loading...
Working...
to add this to Watch Later

Add to