Rare Moment: Venus Green

Photographer snaps extremely rare 'green flash' coming from Venus

Venus briefly flashed a shimmering green light in the night sky above Sweden, new footage reveals.

The rarely seen phenomenon is almost identical to the ethereal green flashes that are occasionally seen around the sun during sunrises and sunsets.

Photographer Peter Rosén captured the colorful flash coming from one of our closest planetary neighbors while he was watching Venus rise above the horizon in Stockholm in the early hours of Jan. 8

The bright flash, which lasted for around a second, was an "unexpected bonus" that added to what was already an awe-inspiring experience

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