Elusive oceanic Green Flash |brainsallovathaplace


#greenflash #Altland #heartshooketh my camera does it no service but I’ve been sitting here crosslegged breathing it in a good 15 minutes.

This light phenomenon is a refraction thing that happens at sunset up in the mountains, if you’re lucky.

The frequencies divvy out into layers.

It’s quasi northern lights on mountaintops-👩🏾‍🏫

But even Rarer is getting to see it over the Ocean.

My heart is floating in my throat.

Because, to me? It’s the Altland layer of reality I grew up seeing as a kid that was amplified during tornado season(even though that’s a different phenomenon) that informed grievechronic …and is being painted in the Altand 2 Empyrean murals.

Green flash occurs because the atmosphere causes the light from the Sun to separate, or refract, into different frequencies. Green flashes are enhanced by mirages, which increase refraction. A green flash is more likely to be seen in stable, clear air, when more of the light from the setting sun reaches the observer without being scattered. One might expect to see a blue flash, since blue light is refracted most of all and the blue component of the sun’s light is therefore the last to disappear below the horizon, but the blue is preferentially scattered out of the line of sight, and the remaining light ends up appearing green.[5]

With slight magnification, a green rim on the top of the solar disk may be seen on most clear-day sunsets, although the flash or ray effects require a stronger layering of the atmosphere and a mirage, which serves to magnify the green from a fraction of a second to a couple of seconds.[5]

In addition to atmospheric refraction and lensing, another primary cause of the Green Flash may be due to a phenomenon recently discovered by researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine, which found that when two photons of infrared light collide with a human retina cell, causing what researchers there call “a double hit,” it creates the perception of bright neon green.[6] The researchers at Washington University in St. Louis discovered this inadvertently while working with powerful infrared lasers, which should have been invisible to them, yet the researchers consistently kept seeing bright green flashes from the source of the laser. Because the Green Flash occurs exactly where we would expect the bulk of refracted infrared sunlight (just beyond red but not by much), the most likely hypothesis is that the Green Flash is refracted and magnified infrared light that “double-hits” the retina or camera lens, creating the effect of bright green.


I went & finally put my feet in the ocean the other day.

Monday. Wrote on the shore a bit too. Completely at peace. Completely safe. Poseidon was so protectively happy to have me back that it made me blush.

After communing with the God of the ocean I came back up the hill to my basecamp sanctuary in the tower & this couple in a car stopped.

They randomly asked if I wanted a projector because they’d just gotten a new one from their boss.

I pointed them at Unità even though I had put a projector “in there” eons ago, vortex-wise lol.

I think the experience of true communal artheadism is something I truly missed being a regular part of my life and absently was like it’d get used better belonging to everybody.

But the verklempt part was that I knew it was the spirit of Manhattan beach swooping in to Love me the way it does, knowing how I usually show install-wise and saying

“whatever you need to do whatever you want here, you won’t even have to ask. I got you for as long as youwanna be here.”

Reaching out and wrapping around, all “…hi🎉.”

It loves that I’m here again.

It knows the gift to myself my consciously being here for Thanksgiving is.

The spirits of cities always do.

And it is honored by my affection for it as a place.

So I …receive the green flash in all its auspiciousness graciously. Today.

It’s multiplied all the more due to what’s on my heart.

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