Ducted Mock Mirage Green Flash

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Mock Mirage Green Flash Sequence imaged over the Ocean at San Francisco by Mila Zinkova (site) in February '06. Read the images from left to right. A flickering green flash hovers over the pancake sun. The main inversion is so strong that ducting occurs - rays are trapped between layers and may travel some distance before escaping. The duct is below the brighter yellow layer and in it there are both erect and inverted solar images. Images ©Mila Zinkova, shown with permission.