Mirages and Green Flashes Explained

Many of you have been in lessons with me when I've pointed out towering and other mirages commonly seen on or near the water, and often the subject of Green Flash has come up while we have been camping on overnight and longer training trips. Here is a link to a web site that gives the most detailed and scientific explanation for both these phenomena that I ever found anywhere. It includes some simulated video/cartoons that show what to look for and what to expect. If the text gets too deep for you, skip on to the links of the Green Flash simulations and just watch. Enjoy

An Introduction to Mirages and Green Flashes

Green Flash Simulations

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