Wednesday, 21 October 2009
Reader's Question: Did ayone see the green meteor this morning?
(By e-mail) "Did anyone else see the green meteor - or something! This morning at 8.25, we were driving just past where the turning is to Tessoria [she means Tesorillo] and over the bridge, and it went across the sky and seemed to burn out. It was light green in colour. We are not on drugs!" There are those who know better than us, but we can only surmise that it was the well-known 'green flash' that often happens when the sun just comes up or goes down over the horizon (which coincides approximately with the time mentioned here). The website Causes of Colour (photo) has something to say, though it only mentions the sun going down. Any further comments?