I lived in Florida for seven years, mostly in the 50's, and never saw such a thing. One of those years was in Orlando, and it was a pretty fair drive to the beach, anyway.
Now, there is supposed to be something called "The Green Flash", but I think you have to be facing west to see it, and it's kind of rare. Maybe that's it, and maybe you can google the phrase. Maybe, of course, means exactly the same as maybe not.