The westernmost point of Latvia “Zaļais stars” is located in Bernāti. In 1998, the sculptor V. Titāns placed symbolic stone signs in the four furthest geographical points of Latvia. Each sign is its own name.
What is “zaļais stars” or the green ray? This is a rare natural phenomenon youcan observe during the sunset a few times in the summer on the seashore. The moment the sun disappears beyond the horizon, a green line is visible around it. The Earth’s atmosphere refracts sunlight, acting as a weak prism, and rainbow colors can be seen. The upper edge of the solar disk appears as a rainbow band. This natural phenomenon is rare, as it occurs at a time when the air is truly clear.