Richard D. Ruttenberg - Composer. Multi-Keyboards, drums, percussion, and all programming.
Zed Mizar - Vocals, multi instrumentation and co-writer of Deep Space Funk and Moon Man (vocals only).
Rich C. Ruttenberg - Piano, bass, synth on Surveillance (Co-writer). Additional piano on Green Flash.
Dean Parks - Guitar on Surveillance.
Barry Finnerty - Guitar on Wicked Slick and Wulfgar Calling.
Ken Karsh - Guitar on Scarlet Underground and Beyond Stars.
Dave Budway - Piano, synth on Satellite Crunch and Caught in a Dream.
Carlos Bislip - Congas on Wicked Slick and Wulfgar Calling.
John Daversa - Trumpet on Surveillance.
Steven A. Mobley - CD Cover Art.
Note: Dave Budway appears courtesy of Max Jazz Records.
Green flashes and green rays are optical phenomena that occur shortly after sunset or before sunrise, when a green spot is visible, usually for no more than a second or two, above the sun, or it may resemble a green ray shooting up from the sunset point. Green flashes are a group of phenomena stemming from different causes, and some are more common than others. Green flashes may be observed from any altitude (even from an aircraft). They usually are seen at an unobstructed horizon, such as over the ocean, but are possible over cloud tops and mountain tops as well.
A green flash also may be observed in association with the Moon and bright planets at the horizon, including Venus and Jupiter. Green flashes are enhanced by mirage, which increase the density gradient in the atmosphere and therefore, increase refraction. A green flash is more likely to be seen in clear air, when more of the light from the setting sun reaches the observer without being scattered. One might expect to see a blue flash, but the blue is preferentially scattered out of the line of sight, and remaining light ends up looking green.