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There's a longstanding story about a "green flash" that sometimes appears right at sunset if just the right conditions appear. Tonight I saw it for the first time. I was looking out over the ocean and the sky was almost completely clear except for a couple could near the horizon almost perfectly lined up with the sun.

I watched the sun during those last few seconds when the top quarter slips beneath the horizon, and then just at the sun was a sliver, the line of the horizon went green. Not green in a "olive drab sort of way, but laser pointer green. I just lasted a moment.

I've watched a lot of sunsets since moving to about 50 feet from the cliffs and I was starting to think the green flash either didn't exist or at least didn't happen at this latitude. I'm happy to report being wrong. This was actually cool to see. That said, I've watched the sunset about one in three nights for three years, which is about 0.3% of the times I looked.

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