The Green Flash in Southern California

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SINCE my earlier letter on this subject (NATURE, Aug. 4, 1928) was written, I have made many more observations of the flash at sunset and many of the flash at sunrise. Most of the flashes at sunset have been seen from our former residence on a hill near the old campus of the University, from our present residence and the new campus itself in Westwood Hills, from the streets of Los Angeles, and from the beaches near Los Angeles, as the sun has set over the Santa Monica Mountains, Santa Catalina Island, the ocean, or clouds lying low above the ocean or mountains. All but one of the flashes at sunrise have been seen from Westwood Hills as the sun has risen over the Baldwin Hills and other elevations east and southeast while one of the most beautiful was seen from a peak on the eastern rim of Death Valley.

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