Sand and snow - two things that typically never mix - come together for a breathtaking sight not often seen in a desert landscape. In the video below, the Sahara Desert appears covered in a layer of snow, and it's nothing short of spectacular.
Ain Sefra, an Algerian town known as the "gateway to the desert," received up to 16 inches of snow. The stark white of the snow contrasts beautifully with the rust-colored sand, a sight few people ever get the chance to see firsthand.
While most certainly a rarity, this phenomenon does happen in the desert every now and again. Over the past 37 years, the Sahara recorded snowfall on three other occasions.
This should definitely qualify as a "snow day" for residents, because how often will they get the chance to see something that happens so infrequently? Watch the video below to see that sand and snow make for a wonderful pairing.