green flash

noun

: a momentary green appearance of the uppermost part of the sun's disk at sunrise or sunset that results from atmospheric refraction

Word History

First Known Use

1887, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of green flash was in 1887

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“Green flash.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/green%20flash. Accessed 19 Jun. 2024.

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