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Sunset last evening #225510
04/26/2020 04:31 AM
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St Maarten
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Elaine
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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225511
04/26/2020 05:08 AM
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Green flash, thanks.


J.D.
Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225513
04/26/2020 05:29 AM
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Two nights in a row!


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225514
04/26/2020 05:32 AM
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We saw one in March and I have personally seen it two other times but two nights in a row would be rare.


J.D.
Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225515
04/26/2020 05:38 AM
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Both were really just partial. In this one the left side had clouds on the horizon so the flash was small and one sided. A neighbor caught a nice one a few days ago too. We're about to lose the ability to see it in a week or so for a couple of months then it will come back.


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225516
04/26/2020 05:43 AM
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One in our group had never witnessed it before and she was filming and missed it even in doing so. It is pretty amazing to see.


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: ruralcarrier] #225517
04/26/2020 06:00 AM
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The blink of an eye!


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225518
04/26/2020 06:02 AM
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Beautiful and amazing, thank you for posting.

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225519
04/26/2020 06:42 AM
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Gorgeous! Thanks for sharing!!

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225520
04/26/2020 07:23 AM
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Those pics were awesome!! Thank you!!

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225521
04/26/2020 07:36 AM
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In 23 trips to SXM I have never been able to see the flash. Thanks so much for posting the flash.
Bob

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225523
04/26/2020 08:05 AM
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Great pictures! Thanks! I can't remember if I've ever seen one on SXM, but seen them several times on cruise ships. Thanks again.


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225527
04/26/2020 08:52 AM
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Wow! Awesome photos. Thanks.

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225529
04/26/2020 09:17 AM
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Beautiful, Elaine and Bill.

We’ve come to the island at the very least once a year every year since 1973, or maybe it was ‘74 (any many of those years it was more than once a year....) and I can’t believe I have NEVER had the pleasure of witnessing this in person. At this rate, methinks your pictures are probably as close as I’m gonna’ get so thank you for sharing them for all to enjoy.


Respectfully,

pat



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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225530
04/26/2020 09:24 AM
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Amazing my Dear .

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225532
04/26/2020 09:47 AM
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Neat. I've only had the opportunity to see it once and it s on SXM. Thanks for posting.

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225533
04/26/2020 09:50 AM
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Thanks all, so glad you enjoy them. Gives us something to do for an hour every evening! Bill behind the camera and me enjoying the sunset! cheers


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225534
04/26/2020 10:20 AM
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I've been living on a boat for two years and have never seen the flash! Last night's sunset was really spectacular. And it's getting later - it's light right up to about 7 pm now.


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225535
04/26/2020 10:24 AM
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Sounds like a good arrangment.


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225536
04/26/2020 10:26 AM
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Thank you for posting!!

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: Ritchard] #225537
04/26/2020 10:54 AM
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Love our sunsets. Sometimes they last an hour!


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225538
04/26/2020 11:56 AM
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I have often found that the period AFTER the actual sunset is the prettiest, for the coloring up of the clouds. Here in Florida, we have a very indirect view of the sunset, with trees in the road, but still a lovely time of day. Sunrise?? Don't often see that, either here, or in SXM!!


Carol Hill
Re: Sunset last evening [Re: Carol_Hill] #225540
04/26/2020 12:09 PM
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I think I saw the sunrise once, when we spent a night in Orient Bay at a friends place. Gosh knows I'm up early enough, just don't have the view.


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225545
04/26/2020 01:07 PM
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In all of my years I have only seen one sunset that was spectacular (not on SXM), but none beats an SXM sunset. They always have the best. Thanks for posting the awesome pictures Elaine.

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225547
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Nice photo! I have seen the green flash about 6 or so times over the years, once in St. Maarten and a few times in Bonaire and a couple other places in the Caribbean but never two sunsets in a row. I like to make it a point to see sunsets over water for that reason, even when the conditions seem right you never know if it'll occur or not. Pretty cool phenomenon.


mgh
Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225556
04/26/2020 02:46 PM
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I have seen the green flash several times over the years but could never photograph it. Great photo. In Feb and March La Vista Beach is ideal for watching sunsets. People gather every night for drinks and sunset. Big cheer when green flash happens.

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225565
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Stunning photos!


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225571
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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225617
04/27/2020 07:39 PM
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And another one tonight!


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225620
04/27/2020 10:09 PM
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Thanks for the great pictures! Especially the green flash you captured.

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225627
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Nice pictures. A water view does make life a lot better.

You should start a sunset webcam subscription service. $2/sunset. You'd get rich!

As mostly french siders, We got a great glimpse of one at the simpson bay bridge over this past new years trip, it went down fast.

We used to get a lot of sunrises on the Florida Atlantic but it was rarely two of us watching. Usually just the early bird quietly drinking coffee.

Our most perfect sunrises and sunsets have been on cruise ships With zero clouds on the horizon. We have literally watched everybody leave to washup for dinner and we just keep watching. Only place we've seen green perfectly.

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Amazing. I should have been at the Driftwood. 😔

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225663
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WOW!!!!!!!! Thank you for taking the time to post the beautiful sunset. During this "ugly" time we must all take time to appreciate the beauty nature provides. Had to cancel May trip and rebooked for Dec - can't wait.


Joe & Lori
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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225912
05/02/2020 05:32 PM
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Wow! Amazing photography ! I am guessing that the photos were taken from the Mullet/Cupecoy area ?
I was fortunate to see a total eclipse of the sun about 2 years ago, from a vantage point in Tennessee.
Totally amazing, as is the green flash. It was well worth the 7 hour drive to Tennessee to see it.
Hope to see a green flash some day !

Don


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: Cincinnati_Kid] #225913
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Yes, they live at Cupecoy.


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Re: Sunset last evening [Re: Cincinnati_Kid] #225914
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I have never seen a total eclipse, and hope to one day, but I have seen a green flash, and they are in no ways comparable. Your Eclipse is worth hundreds, maybe thousands of green flashes. The first time I saw one, I thought "that's it?". Having said that, I am out every evening in the tropics seeking the green flash. Maybe if I see enough of them, it'll substitute for a partial eclipse.

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225915
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Thanks for posting your beautiful photos. I've never seen a green flash in person so it was fun to "share" the experience with all the SXM fans.

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225923
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In all the years we have been visiting SXM, I only got one photo that shows the green flash. We were sitting in a Lolo in Grand Case when it happened. That's something you never forget! Congratulations of capturing it. It was beautiful. A wonder of nature!

Re: Sunset last evening [Re: BillandElaine] #225977
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I showed your green flash photos to my fiancé last night...
She was very impressed...she had not heard of this phenomena before and was eager to learn about it ...thank you for posting !
Don


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