The Green Flash
We suppose it’s possible you’ve seen something like this before, but it is probably more common for those who have been on the water on a clear night during a sunrise or sunset. Known as the “Green Flash” by most, this is a rare meteorological optical phenomenon that only occurs when conditions are perfect. One will see a distinct green spot that’ll be briefly visible just above the Sun’s upper limb. The green portion might only last for a few seconds, but it’s clearly there. Sometimes, you might get lucky and see a big green flash that looks like a green ray shooting up. The reason mind-blowing science photos like this can be found is that the Earth’s atmosphere causes light from the Sun to separate (or refract) into different colors.