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Lights from medical marijuana farm turn sky purple in Arizona town

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Navajo County explained that the purple sky was caused by LED lights from a marijuana farm reflecting on snow clouds.

Lights from a nearby farm turn the sky purple in Arizona

The sky in an area of Arizona in the US glowed bright purple as lights from a nearby medical marijuana farm reflected snow clouds in the area.

The photo was taken by resident Cara Smith at 6.30am on Friday in the Snowflake area of Navajo County.

Posting on its official Facebook page, Navajo County said: “The snow wasn’t the only gift the skies had in store for us this morning… This photo taken from Snowflake, AZ early this morning showcased purple glow for miles!”

❄ The snow wasn't the only gift the skies had in store for us this morning. ?This photo taken from Snowflake, AZ early…

Posted by Navajo County on Friday, January 10, 2020

A combination of red and blue lights that help the plants grow were reflected by snow clouds and fog, causing the purple light to spread across the sky.

Ms Smith said she took the photo from her home, around two miles away from the farm.

She said: “The lights are from a nearby medical marijuana farm, Copperstate Farms… combined with the lingering snow clouds and fog caused it to glow the way it did.”

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