Orange snow? Rare meeting of Siberia, Sahara over Europe
Some skiers have posted photos on social media joking that they were on Mars, not a mountainworld Updated: Mar 26, 2018 20:11 IST
Orange snow has fallen in parts of eastern Europe after a rare meeting of Siberia and the Sahara.
Meteorologists say the snow from Siberia collided with dust-filled wind from the Sahara desert in Africa.
The orange snow has been spotted on mountains in Russia’s Sochi region, farther east in Georgia’s Adzharia region and at Romania’s Danube port of Galati.
Some skiers have posted photos on social media joking that they were on Mars, not a mountain.
Remarkable orange-tinted snow covers the ground of Rosa Khutor Resort in Sochi, Russia, resembling a 'Mars landscape.' pic.twitter.com/LzqLMUKlw5— Josh Caplan (@joshdcaplan) March 25, 2018
Romanian meteorologist Mia Mirabela Stamate says a wind carrying sand particles from the Sahara met with a massive snowfall on Friday. She predicts that the orange-hued snow will move eastward.
It’s snowing orange/yellow snow here and people are freaking out! pic.twitter.com/MAL5bRFNAa— Caleb Suko (@sukofamily) March 23, 2018