The Green Flash

The Green Flash

February 17, 2019 Sunday Shroud Cay, Exhumas  to  Compass Cay, Rachel’s Bubble Bath, Exhumas  26.4 nautical miles.

24°16’47.2″N 76°31’30.0″W
24.279772, -76.525004
Elevation: 0 ft

We left Shroud Cay as soon as the sun wanted out. Dale wanted OUT. (He can’t fish in Exhuma Park). We set passage to the closest location outside the southern boundary of the park, the north west tip of Compass Cay and set anchor. The water is amazing.

Along the Way

Rachel’s Bubble Bath on the east side the cay. It’s caused by a crevice in the rock where waves crash through. It happened again. We met two couples from Minnesota in the middle of nowhere. They were from Mound and Chanhassen on catamaran ENCHANTMENT anchored right next to us! I’m beginning to think we should fly state flags as well as national flags on our boats.

Neighbors

Lucky Lady – Charter $300,000 to $335,000 per week https://www.charterworld.com/index.html?sub=yacht-charter&charter=my-lady-lola-1134

Good Night

Mary got it! Not a big green flash, but definitely a flash. Mary has been on the hunt for a green flash since we went to the Green Flash Bar/Restaurant on Sanibel, Island with the Hammies (see blog January 12, 2019). She has been taking pictures at every sunset just in case the universe aligned and it flashed.
The below pictures are the same – just different degrees of magnification.

Floccinaucinihilipilification

Green flashes occur because the Earth’s atmosphere can cause the light from the sun to separate out into different colors.  Green flashes and green rays are meteorological optical phenomena that sometimes occur just after sunset or right before sunrise. When the conditions are right, a distinct green spot is briefly visible ; the green appearance usually lasts for no more than a second or two. (It is doubtful that would ever see a sunrise one)

One thought on “The Green Flash

  1. Dam good job Mary. I dont know anyone that has caught the green flash on camera. Apply for work at National Geographic.

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