Early Wednesday morning, residents of the South Okanagan woke up to a breathtaking sight – purple skies. The stunning phenomenon captured the attention of many, including Tammie Greig, a Kelowna woman who snapped photos of the purple haze from her Black Mountain home.
According to meteorologist Derek Lee from Environment Canada, the purple skies were caused by a combination of the right sun angle and the presence of certain particles in the atmosphere. The heavy fog that rolled through the area also played a role in creating this unusual lighting effect.
While purple skies may not be a common occurrence, they serve as a reminder of the beauty and unpredictability of nature. It’s moments like these that make us appreciate the natural wonders of our region.
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