Snow falls on the Sahara Desert for the first time in 37 years

Sahara is the largest hot desert in the world, It may be hard to believe, On 20th December 2017, Photographer Karim Bouchetata captured the moment the Sahara became a winter wonderland for the first time in 37 years. The desert has been dusted by snowfall for just the second time in living memory.

The last time snow fall in the Sahara was 37 years ago, when a snowstorm struck Ain Sefra, known as “The Gateway to the Desert,” on February 18, 1979. Reports suggest it is only the second time in living memory snow has fallen in Sahara.

The Sahara Desert covers most of Northern Africa including Algeria, Chad, Libya, Mali and Morocco.

Photo: Karim Bouchetata/Geoff Robinson Photography

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