Blue Flash At Sunset
Taken by Noel Keating on February 4, 2018 @ Rossnowlagh Beach , Co Donegal , Ireland
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  Camera Used: NIKON CORPORATION NIKON D5500
Exposure Time: 1/200
Aperture: f/1.0
ISO: 320
Date Taken: 2018:02:04 20:21:39
 
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Hoping to film the sunset, I rushed down to the beach only to be late to capture the full event.. the Sun had already started to dipped below the horizon, seeing the sun was been distorted by the atmosphere I quickly setup the camera in hopes of capturing a green flash instead as conditions were just right. Looking through the liveview on the camera when suddenly a blue flash appeared... I snapped it as quick as I could as it would only last little over a second. This is a first for me, I have captured many green flashes throughout the years, but never a blue flash. making these extremely rare here in Ireland..
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Noel, extraordinary! I have seen the blue flash, which I would describe more accurately as blue rim, a handful of times, from NY City! only on the absolutely clearest days, with brilliant sun at the horizon, and disk disappearing behind a razor-sharp edge (usually a very distant building-top). What I have seen is the last bit of light transitioning from green to blue. Yours is the true flash as I imagine it; wow!
Posted by tarr123 2018-02-07 17:36:30
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