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Strange orange snow falls over eastern Europe

By T.K. Randall
March 26, 2018 · Comment icon 5 comments



The orange snow fell over a large area. Image Credit: Instagram / Margarita_Alshina
Ski resorts in several countries were left looking like the surface of Mars after a recent fall of orange-tinged snow.
Holidaymakers in Ukraine, Russia, Bulgaria and Romania took to social media in their droves this week to post photographs of the peculiar otherworldly landscape.

According to experts, the orange snow occurs around once every five years when sand, dust and pollen are stirred up during storms in northern Africa and swept over long distances.
"As the sand gets lifted to the upper levels of the atmosphere, it gets distributed elsewhere," said Steven Keates, a weather forecaster at the UK's Met Office.

"Looking at satellite imagery from NASA, it shows a lot of sand and dust in the atmosphere drifting across the Mediterranean."



Source: The Guardian | Comments (5)


Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Ohelemapit 5 years ago
Wow... It could have been worse and "Yellow"... that would make people stay indoors?
Comment icon #2 Posted by BadChadB33 5 years ago
Orange sherbet from the heavens??
Comment icon #3 Posted by Nnicolette 5 years ago
Sand snow? In the ski resort? That looks fun I would go if it was closer.
Comment icon #4 Posted by Noxasa 5 years ago
"Wow... It could have been worse and "Yellow"... that would make people stay indoors?" Definitely, since men couldn't write their names in the snow anymore. :-)
Comment icon #5 Posted by Hankenhunter 5 years ago
Dang, here I had my regulation conspiracy theory hat cinched down tight, ready for a fight, and sand dust? This sounds almost reasonable. *shuffles off muttering to himself* Hank


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