Normally orange-red, the sand dunes around Ain Sefra, Algeria, were covered with a nice layer of white snow on February 5, 2018. This is the second time within a month that snow fell on Saharan town of Ain Sefra in north-west Algeria after a 37-year spell of no snow ended in December 2016. Since then, it has only snowed four times.

As shown in these pictures by Karim Sekkouri, hoar frost covered the Sahara sand dunes in amazing bands, the day before the snow… Look at these bands, they are just baffling:

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Hoar frost on sand dunes in Algerian Sahara desert forms baffling bands. via K. Sekkouri /Twitter
hoar frost sahara desert, hoar frost sahara desert pictures, why is hoar frost sahara desert forming bands?, Hoar frost on sand dunes in Algerian Sahara desert forms baffling bands
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hoar frost sahara desert, hoar frost sahara desert pictures, why is hoar frost sahara desert forming bands?, Hoar frost on sand dunes in Algerian Sahara desert forms baffling bands
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hoar frost sahara desert, hoar frost sahara desert pictures, why is hoar frost sahara desert forming bands?, Hoar frost on sand dunes in Algerian Sahara desert forms baffling bands
via K. Sekkouri /Twitter
hoar frost sahara desert, hoar frost sahara desert pictures, why is hoar frost sahara desert forming bands?, Hoar frost on sand dunes in Algerian Sahara desert forms baffling bands
via K. Sekkouri /Twitter
hoar frost sahara desert, hoar frost sahara desert pictures, why is hoar frost sahara desert forming bands?, Hoar frost on sand dunes in Algerian Sahara desert forms baffling bands
via K. Sekkouri /Twitter
hoar frost sahara desert, hoar frost sahara desert pictures, why is hoar frost sahara desert forming bands?, Hoar frost on sand dunes in Algerian Sahara desert forms baffling bands
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