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Green Sky Sioux Falls - You've Never Seen Pictures Like This Before

Green Skies at Sioux Falls – You’ve Never Seen Pictures Like This

06/07/2022, 09:2206/07/2022 at 12:29 PM

We should be somewhat accustomed to the special weather conditions by now. After all, the dust of the Sahara in Switzerland loves to color the sky orange. But what if the sky suddenly shone in its deepest green? This is what happened in Sioux Falls, USA.

What looks like an alien invasion or a new season of “Stranger Things” is actually a weather phenomenon that sometimes occurs in conjunction with storms. Scientists still have only guesses as to why this is so.

The most popular theory is that it is water molecules in the air that refract the red light of a sunset so that it appears green. Then the gray clouds do the rest and you have the feeling that the end of the world is near. Here are some impressions and reactions from the region:

Now on to the big question: Why is the sky over Sioux Falls really green?


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