Typhoon Purple

Last night the sky over Garapan filled with dusty purple clouds that washed the streets with a paintbox hue unlike anything I’ve ever seen. It was as if the air itself had grabbed hold of one end of the spectrum and squeezed out this royal shade.

backstage at a sunset

This strange sky is thanks to a very large weather system, Typhoon Juan (A.K.A. Typhoon Megi). It passed us by but rolled right over the Philippines and now it’s grinding toward Southern China. Thankfully here on Saipan we saw only a little eddy thrown off by the main storm. We had dark skies yesterday, some rain, a little thunder and lightning, and these magical purple clouds.


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  1. Colleen,

    Purple sky…Hey thanks for the driving tour of cosmopolitan Saipan! This drive kind of seems like you were driving around a town in southern California. Doesn’t quite feel like the rural island that you have represented in previous posts.

    • Nah, Peter was behind the wheel. This tour gives you a view of the north side of Garapan St then past the Hard Rock Cafe and the DFS Galleria (with all the fancy stores, Prada, Gucci, Hermes, YSL, etc.) that line Beach Road. We turned into the Joten Hafa Adai parking lot, that’s the strip mall looking stores.

  2. Sara,

    Eerie! What time of day or night was this video taken?!?