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Sahara Snow Falls Once Again After 37 Years! Here Are Everything You Should Know About It [VIDEO]

Travelers Today       By    Din Rose

Updated: Dec 30, 2016 08:58 PM EST

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Sahara snow-now that's unusual! Last Dec 19, the world's third largest dessert was hit by a freak phenomenon. Apparently, NASA's Landsat 7 satellite and Karim Bouchetata got some shots of how the unexpected flurry looks like in the skies; the snow covered the place in beauty. Although, it seems there are a lot of unanswered questions about the whys and hows of the event. So, here are some of the facts related to it.

According to Earth Sky,  "NASA pointed out it does snow in Africa at high elevations." There it is for many who wonder if the sight is really unusual or not, notably it can really happen. But, it was surprising since its 37 years after the last 1979 snow shower in the Sahara Desert.

Taking note, Sahara snow fell in the municipality of "The Gateway to the Desert" Naama Province, Algeria. It's specifically in Ain Serfa district where the strange event happened. Naturally, the place is terribly hot and dry during summertime, while its winters are dangerously cold.

Furthermore, NASA's Landsat 7 satellite and Karim Bouchetata had their high-time getting close with the beauty of Sahara snow. The first reportedly captured photos from their Landsat 7's Enhanced Thematic Mapper Plus visible-light camera. Its overhead projection of the shower is just simply stunning as it covers the whole portion of Naama.

While Karim Bouchetata showed everyone what's the real score of the unexpected blizzard up close? Every picture he took awed almost everyone who sees it. In all, Sahara Snow can be a regular occurrence now. This might happen again in the future.

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