Why did the skies turn green in South Dakota?
The skies over South Dakota turned green Tuesday. If you’re like me, you probably assumed this meant the world was ending when you scrolled past some of these images on Twitter.
Green Skies in South Dakota
There’s few things scarier than when Mother Nature slaps you in the face a reminds you how little you control the world around you. Lucky (or unlucky) for us, we can all calm down a bit. It turns out there’s a less apocalyptic reason why green skies are happening. It’s not a radioactive cloud or some kind of stargate opened by the destruction of the Georgia Guidestones.
“Green skies are not an uncommon phenomenon during severe weather but the exact reason why it occurs is still unclear, according to AccuWeather.
But it may have to do with the time of day that thunderstorms occur. Severe weather like thunderstorms tend to take place later in the day when the sun is closer to the horizon. As the sun’s position in the sky drops lower, the spectrum of light changes from blue to more red, AccuWeather explains.
When the light from under thunderclouds, which appears blue due to water droplets, mixes with red sunlight the resulting color is green.”
Assuming you are trusting AccuWeather and The Hill to provide us with accurate weather information, it appears that yet another mystery of the universe solved by the humble color wheel.
You can choose to accept that explanation and for the most part, that does make sense.
However, if you want to jump off the rails for a moment, part of me also thinks this could be sign of good things to come for the Philadelphia Eagles. These green skies appeared exactly three weeks before the start of the Eagles training camp. The number three is associated with two of the greatest Philly athletes of all time, Allen Iverson and Bryce Harper.
Why in South Dakota? Would it shock you to find out that Dallas Goedert is from South Dakota?
Just like the bat signal in Batman and the white smoke outside the Vatican when a new pope is announced, the green skies could indicate that the 2022 Philadelphia Eagles are going to win the Super Bowl. The heavens have spoken. The skies turning green is a higher power telling us that Jalen Hurts is the answer at quarterback and everything is going to be fine this season.
At the very least, it’s definitely a more optimistic, fun option than a stupid color wheel.
Mandatory Credit: Weather.com