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3 Sun Mirage & Green Flash imaged by John Cesarek near San Francisco last November 3rd. ©John Cesarek, shown with permission.

Temperature inversions give us miraged sunsets and green flashes. The inversion is visible as the darker zone from the horizon up to the flash. A combination of air cooled by the cold offshore ocean current and warm Santa ana winds produced it.

A mock-mirage made the three suns: Sun #1 is the lower descending pancake shape. Sun #2, an inverted rising image, is the fragmented yellow line at the top of the dark layer. Finally, descending sun #3, just above the layer, has its colors vertically stretched to show the intense flash of green.

Even the island is miraged into a towering mountain.