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Old November 20th 06, 09:03 PM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval
Gordon[_1_]
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Dave wrote:
Yeff wrote in news:16l7ldud49dqv
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http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap021110.html
http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/atoptics/gfim12.htm
http://spaceweather.com/swpod2006/31jan06/zinkova.jpg

So, anyone ever seen it from the air or a boat?


Many times, most often on the Midway, '80 - '83. I have seen it from the air
once, and maybe 10 or 15 times (or more?) from the Silver Strand in Coronado.
The conditions do have to be right for it to be seen.


That's interesting that you mention Silver Strand State Beach, Dave -
we've seen it there twice over the years, I suppose because of its
orientation and the wx conditions that happen there. At times of the
year where sunset is well clear of Point Loma off to the right of
sundown, lots of people go to watch the sunset.

We also used to use the "Gallery Method" when we were on Diego Garcia
in P-3s. I posted this before, I think. A CDR McKeown (sp) that we all
called 'the Major' had us flying around at about 20,000' in late
afternoon and told the crew he was trying to "catch the Green Flash".
At sunset at our altitude (obviously, sunset varies with altitude), he
was able to juggle us a few feet up and down to give everyone on board
a chance to come up to the stand behind the FE's seat and witness the
event. I don't think it took any particular skill - just patience.
The last time I saw it flying was coming out of Oman on a very sandy
day. The Negev desert and the temperature inversions were stirring up
a heat wave up at altitude that made everything a deep sepia tone.
That time, it wasn't a 'flash' - it was a sustained green-ish sunset
off the right wing. It was really weird!

v/r Gordon

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Old November 20th 06, 11:04 PM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval
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"Yeff" wrote...

So, anyone ever seen it from the air or a boat?


Many times.


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Old November 21st 06, 01:04 PM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval
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Yeff wrote:
So, anyone ever seen it from the air or a boat?


Bob McKellar wrote:
At sea, it's a routine event if the weather's good enough to see the
horizon.


Word.

But the horizon has to be razor sharp. One of the Tigers
on my last cruise got a good photo of it. We saw the flash
three days running on that trip.


Jeff


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Old November 21st 06, 01:38 PM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval
Leanne
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"Yeff" wrote in message
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http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap021110.html
http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/atoptics/gfim12.htm
http://spaceweather.com/swpod2006/31jan06/zinkova.jpg

So, anyone ever seen it from the air or a boat?


I have seen twice from the deck of a boat, once in the Pacific and another
off the east coast of the U.S.

Leanne


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Old November 24th 06, 02:06 AM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval
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eponymous cowherd wrote:
In article ,
Yeff wrote:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap021110.html
http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/atoptics/gfim12.htm
http://spaceweather.com/swpod2006/31jan06/zinkova.jpg

So, anyone ever seen it from the air or a boat?


I've never seen it and don't understand why, if it exists, it should be
so difficult to see.


"If it exists"? We aren't talking about Bigfoot sightings - its a met
phenomenon that is occasionally photographed and you can find in
several places on the net.

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Old November 24th 06, 07:22 PM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval
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"Gordon" wrote in news:1164334010.238291.138190
@j44g2000cwa.googlegroups.com:


eponymous cowherd wrote:
In article ,
Yeff wrote:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap021110.html
http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/atoptics/gfim12.htm
http://spaceweather.com/swpod2006/31jan06/zinkova.jpg

So, anyone ever seen it from the air or a boat?


I've never seen it and don't understand why, if it exists, it should be
so difficult to see.


"If it exists"? We aren't talking about Bigfoot sightings - its a met
phenomenon that is occasionally photographed and you can find in
several places on the net.


It does exist.

As for the difficulty of viewing, there are several factors that must be
right all at once for the effect to be seen

1. Sharp horizon - gotta be looking across water.
2. No clouds - they block the sun.
3. No, or very little, haze - it affects the refraction.

Dave in San Diego
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Old November 25th 06, 03:43 AM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval
Gordon[_1_]
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eponymous cowherd wrote:
I've never seen it and don't understand why, if it exists, it should be
so difficult to see.


"If it exists"? We aren't talking about Bigfoot sightings - its a met
phenomenon that is occasionally photographed and you can find in
several places on the net.


Instead of trying your hand at wit try answering the question.


Try looking it up yourself - we aren't homework helper. Several
people, including myself, explained the conditions under which we saw
the event. Since that isn't good enough, I'd suggest that Google is
probably your only friend. Hell, Wikipedia can educate you on the
subject, if you can spell it.

Gordon

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Old November 26th 06, 11:49 AM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval
Gernot Hassenpflug
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"eponymous" == eponymous cowherd writes:

eponymous In article
eponymous .com,
eponymous "Gordon" wrote:

eponymous cowherd wrote:
In article ,
Yeff wrote:

http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap021110.html

http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/atoptics/gfim12.htm
http://spaceweather.com/swpod2006/31jan06/zinkova.jpg

So, anyone ever seen it from the air or a boat?

I've never seen it and don't understand why, if it exists, it

should be so difficult to see.

"If it exists"? We aren't talking about Bigfoot sightings -
its a met phenomenon that is occasionally photographed and you
can find in several places on the net.


eponymous Instead of trying your hand at wit try answering the
eponymous question.

There are plenty of excellent internet sites dedicated to collected
photos, and explanations. 30 seconds of Google will give you more than
you need.
--
G Hassenpflug * IJN & JMSDF equipment/history fan
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Old November 27th 06, 07:48 PM posted to rec.aviation.military,rec.aviation.military.naval
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Yeff wrote:
http://antwrp.gsfc.nasa.gov/apod/ap021110.html
http://www.sundog.clara.co.uk/atoptics/gfim12.htm
http://spaceweather.com/swpod2006/31jan06/zinkova.jpg

So, anyone ever seen it from the air or a boat?

--

-Jeff B.
zoomie at fastmail fm


Chuck McGrail, CO of the Midway-maru used to get people on deck for FOD
walkdown to see the green flash..got thousands up there, great
CO...around 1982 or so.

 




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