Have you seen the inexperienced flash at sundown in Sea Of Thieves?

As the solar slowly disappears over the horizon, for just some seconds it’s potential to see the perimeters of the solar glow inexperienced in color. It’s fairly aptly named the “green flash”, and it’s a considerably uncommon meteorological phenomenon that may occur throughout sundown or dawn when the situations are simply proper. Thing is, I didn’t really realise that it was an actual factor till I noticed it in Sea Of Thieves.

There I’m simply wandering round accumulating my loot on one in every of Sea Of Thieves stunning tropical islands when the solar begins to set. I like taking a step again and admiring the vistas in Sea Of Thieves generally, so I cease what I’m doing and discover a good excessive level on the island to look at it go down. Right because it’s about to vanish, I see it. A little bit inexperienced warble over the perimeters of the solar.

My rapid thought was, “Oh! What a cool Pirates Of The Carribean reference.” You know the scene I’m considering of – within the third movie the place they’re all operating round on their ship attempting to flee from Davy Jones’ locker, and after they emerge again in the true world there’s a blinding inexperienced flash.

It wasn’t till I believed to Google it after that I found what a numpty I’d been. The inexperienced flash is an precise actual factor! What an excellent little element to identify in a video game. I’ve been taking part in Sea Of Thieves for 3 years, and someway it nonetheless surprises me the care and a spotlight has gone into such little issues which can be so simply missed.

I’m completely fascinated by the thought of the inexperienced flash now, and I need to make a degree of attempting to see one for myself in actual life. If, like me, you’re curious as to why it occurs, right here’s a little bit section from Live Science explaining it:

“This fleeting spectacle is caused by the refraction of sunlight when the light travels through more of the Earth’s atmosphere. The atmosphere bends the sunlight passing through it, separating the light into its different colors, much like a prism bends and splits sunlight into rainbows.”

Here’s a video of it really occurring in actual life, too (although I’ve a warning for this one, it’s received some actually tacky chill-out music blaring excessive):

If you end up heading to the Sea Of Thieves to take a look at these vibrant sunsets, be careful for the new ghost ships lurking round. And in case you missed it, Rare recently announced the game will be getting custom servers. What a good time to be a pirate.


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