On the evening of January 10, the skies in Snowflake, Arizona glowed in a purple haze. The combination of snow clouds and the ultraviolet grow lights from Copperstate Farms’ medical marijuana cultivation facility contributed to the beautiful hue which almost resembled the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights.
Several say that the purple skies could be seen for miles, AZ Central reported. The beautiful sight became a newsworthy photo opportunity for Navajo County residents.
@NavajoCounty posted on their Facebook page that, “The purple glow is a result of UV lights from nearby medical marijuana farm Copperstate Farms and the snow clouds overhead.”
The cultivation facility used to be a cherry tomato greenhouse owned by Naturesweet, but was converted and expanded to suit the needs of the medical marijuana farm.
Copperstate Farms is the largest employer in Navajo County. It also owns two dispensaries in the Phoenix metro area, both are named Sol Flower.
Photo: Cara Smith; FB.com/navajocounty