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Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Mysterious Green Flash at Strasbourg Cathedral


My personal writing friend is a translator and art historian; a passion that shows through his historical travels in Europe. He has written an interesting and intriguing piece about a mysterious green flash at Strasbourg Cathedral on two specific times during the year.

Francois Hagnere is a gem at sharing some of the inner workings of some of the most spectacular churches and cathedrals in the world.

Twice a year, for the Spring and Autumn equinoxes, crowds throng into the Strasbourg cathedral. A mysterious light phenomenon appears at 11:38 on March 20, and September 21, it lasts several days. The patriarch Judah, an ancestor of the Christ, is featured in one of the South triforium windows and will be our guide. He looks towards the sun above his right shoulder whilst his index shows his left foot, thus indicating the sun goes through his green foot at a determined moment and from a certain angle. This stained glass window dates back to 1876 and the sun crosses the nave of the cathedral via this beautiful window on every sunny day and particularly on these dates.

Read more about the mysterious green light in Strasbourg Cathedral

2 Comments:

ManOverBoard.com said...

That is one amazing cathedral. I never heard of the Strasbourg cathedral until now. Amazing thou how the phenomenon appeared at exactly the same minute twice a year. You find some interesting facts :-)

Rochefort-U.S.A. Friendship said...

Thank you so much Lauren for the compliments.
You are such a good friend!
Take care,
François

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