The Green Flash Waterfront Restaurant is one of Captiva Island’s finest restaurants, and another popular destination for boaters. This restaurant is situated on the waters of Roosevelt Channel, and overlooks the Intracoastal Waterway, the tranquil waters of Pine Island Sound, and the pristine beauty of Buck Key.
The Green Flash is easy to navigate by boat. Where is it located exactly?
It is located southwest of Marker 38 on the Intracoastal Waterway. As you are enjoying a day out on the water, this is the perfect spot to stop by and check out the picturesque views and look for otters playing in the water. As you dine on the amazing culinary creations, you can also fantasize about seeing the elusive “green flash” at sunset! After all, the restaurant is named for this phenomenon!
If you are an avid boater, you have probably heard of the “green flash”. This is an optical phenomenon that is said to occur just after the sunsets, or immediately before the sun rises. If this occurs, a green spot is visible, usually for no more than a second or two, above the sun, or it may resemble a green ray shooting up from the sunset point. Some claim that the “green flash” is a myth, as it is so seldom seen.
It’s rarity has made the “green flash” a rich subject for debate over the years. However, scientists tell us that it does indeed occur. Those who have been fortunate enough to witness it, describe a brilliant green or emerald color. In uniform air, the dispersion is apparently so small that the separation of red and green images is not visible. However, with more unusual layering of the atmosphere, it enhances the separation and allows the human eye to see it. So, maybe on your next boating excursion, you’ll be lucky enough to witness a “green flash” at The Green Flash restaurant!
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