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On one overnight trip across the Channel, the ship’s paddle wheels churned up the glowing phosphorescence in the water, leaving a visible wake that made the 180-foot ship an easy target for German bombers.
Then came April and the buds on tree branches took on an immature phosphorescence.
Digging my hands through the water left sparkly white trails — what Igel calls pixie dust — because of phosphorescence in the water.
In short (super-short), the difference between fluorescence and phosphorescence is time.
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