Wednesday, February 1, 2012
Searching for the Green Flash...
No, not a super-hero. The green flash that sometimes occurs as the sun sinks below the horizon. It lasts for a few seconds and to be honest, I'm not sure I've ever seen it. I got to thinking about it because Andrew Alden over at About Geology mentioned it in a recent post.
I was doing my darndest to catch it last summer on what had been a kind of somber day. We had visited the site of the St. Francis Dam disaster earlier in the afternoon for the first time, and after a long drive, we arrived at our campsite at Leo Carrillo State Park along the Malibu coast (yes, there had been another lucky reservation cancellation).