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Snow falls in Sahara for the first time in 37 years

In what can be described as unbelievable, snow fell in the Sahara desert for the first time in almost four decades.

Snow in the Sahara

Well, for the first time in 37 years, snow has fallen in the Sahara. Awww what a Christmas gift. The last time snow was seen in this region of the world was on February 18, 1979, and it lasted for 30 minutes. This is the second time in recorded history this is happening.

The snow fell near the town of Ain Sefra in Alegria. The town is popularly called "The Gateway to the Sahara.” Unfortunately, the snow melted the next day.

Luckily, photographer Karim Bouchetata who captured the "very rare occurrence" also told Gizmodo that he was "stunned" to see snow fall in the Sahara. His photos of the rare event show the Sahara in a new and magical way.

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In 2013, there was a rare snowfall in Atacama desert in the country of Chile. The Atacama desert is known as one of the driest places on earth.

According to reports the snowfall was the heaviest in 30 years.

In June 2016, Zimbabwe had its first recorded snowfall...well it was more of frozen rain. The recorded depth of the ice was 12 inches and it had a radius of 5 kilometres.

The strange of occurrence left a trail of destruction as trees, vegetables and homes were damaged.

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