S is for Sunset

While I adore a beautiful sunrise, there is nothing like a sunset at the beach, especially in September. Why? Because of the shift of the sun, the growing length of shadows and the crisper air.

Another great reason I love sunsets is the green flash. According to Wikipedia: “Green flashes and green rays are optical phenomena that sometimes occur right after sunset or right before sunrise. When the conditions are right, a green spot is visible above the upper rim of the disk of the sun. The green appearance usually lasts for no more than a second or two.”

Have  you ever seen a green flash?  I have…I’ve seen many and it’s so cool, and not just in September. As you sit there on the beach with family or friends, the sun sets and you anticipate this little green (and I mean little) light at the tail end of the sun sinking beneath the horizon. If it doesn’t happen, you can hear the folks around you moaning. Of course, it is a bit disappointing but the sunset is beautiful regardless.

Enjoy these photos of sunsets off the coast of west Florida.

 

S is for sunset.

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