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J. Perelman
"Entertaining physics". Book 1.
Chapter 8. Reflection and refraction of light

“THE GREEN RAY”

“Have you seen ever the Sun setting over the horizon of the sea? Yes, without a doubt. Followed whether you are for him until that moment when the top edge of the disk touches the horizon line and then disappears? Likely, Yes. But have you noticed the phenomenon occurring at the instant when the radiant light throws its last beam, when the sky is free from clouds and completely transparent? Maybe not. Do not miss the same chance to make a similar observation: in your eyes will not hit the red beam, green, beautiful green, such that no other artist can get on his palette and does not play any nature or in various shades of vegetation or in the color of the transparent sea”.

A similar article in a British newspaper has resulted in an enthusiastic state of the young heroine of the novel by Jules Verne “Green light” and encouraged her to take some trips with the sole purpose of your own eyes to see the green light. The young Scot has failed, according to the novelist, to see this beautiful natural phenomenon. But it still exists. Green ray is not a legend, although with him and there is so much legendary. This is a phenomenon that can admire every lover of nature, if you will seek him with due patience.

Entertaining physics J. Perelman

 




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