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green flash

noun
1.
a green coloration of the upper portion of the sun, caused by atmospheric refraction and occasionally seen as the sun rises above or sinks below the horizon.
Origin
1910-1915
1910-15
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  • The image also captured a so-called green flash near the top of the sun.
British Dictionary definitions for green flash

green flash

noun
1.
(astronomy) a flash of bright green light sometimes seen as the sun passes below the horizon, caused by a combination of the dispersion, scattering, and refraction of light
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