The Reason Behind the Purple Skies That Appeared After Hurricane Michael

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The United States, over the course of the past year, has been beset with what seems like one hurricane after the other, with powerful storms carving a destructive path through areas that stretch from Florida all the way up to North Carolina. But despite these occurrences, a silver lining on the cloud remains–or in this case, a purple one.

There is a phenomenon of purple-tinged skies appearing after a hurricane, and in the case of the recent Hurricane Michael, colors as diverse as violet and lilac appeared above during the time that the sun sets. Florida residences tweeted out many images of the beautiful and haunting skies. 

WOW. I’ve never seen such a purple sky before! This is in


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