Is purple rain possible?

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Purple Rain, as sung by Prince could be possible in reality. Throughout history, ‘blood rains’ have been seen where rain appears red. The knowledge of this phenomenon allows a method to be devised in order to obtain purple coloured rain. The suspension of a potassium permanganate powder within the atmosphere seems to be the most practical and safe way to produce this ‘purple rain’ effect.


Music; Chemistry; Biology; Chemical reaction; Bacteria; Atmosphere; Prince; Purple Rain

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