Web Desk: Dust from a sandstorm in the Sahara desert is causing snow in Eastern Europe to turn orange, this has transformed mountainous regions of Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria and Romania into Mars.
The strange and unusual scene was made when snow fused with sand, dust and pollen particles. This swept across from storms in northern Africa.
UK’s Met official tweeted, “Orange snow has been reported in eastern Europe and Russia. Saharan storms brought sand and dust across the Mediterranean, which mixed with the snow. This also turned skies an eerie shade of red across Cyprus.”
Meteorologists suggested that this phenomenon occurred roughly every five years.
“As the sand gets lifted to the upper levels of the atmosphere, it gets distributed elsewhere. Looking at satellite imagery from NASA, it shows a lot of sand and dust in the atmosphere drifting across the Mediterranean.”
Look at the images.
Sahara or Siberia? Orange snow has been reported in eastern Europe and Russia. Saharan storms brought sand and dust across the Mediterranean, which mixed with the snow. This also turned skies an eerie shade of red across Cyprus pic.twitter.com/9LRrQCyC4S
— Met Office (@metoffice) March 26, 2018
Orange snow is falling in Eastern Europe. Sand from desert storms in the Sahara is mixing with snow and rain and falling in countries including Russia, Bulgaria, and Ukraine https://t.co/XX983YZUBN pic.twitter.com/RWCSDgfic5
— Ken Rutkowski (@kenradio) March 26, 2018