Sunrise Green Flash

The very first rays of the Sun, rising from behind Cerro Armazones, show a greenish hue because of the refraction of the atmosphere. This rare phenomenon, known as a 'green flash', is best seen at sites with exceptional atmospheric conditions, such as the area around ESO’s Paranal Observatory.

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F. Char/ESO

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Id:greenfl-armazones
Type:Photographic
Release date:22 November 2011, 10:44
Size:3888 x 2592 px

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Type:• X - E-ELT

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