Images of the Sahara Desert normally include massive dunes and a camel here and there. But this was a rare moment in its history where a reindeer might have fit in the shot just as well, from all the snow.
Bouchetata said that the snowfall was a rare occurrence that happened about every 10 years. Overall, the Sahara has changed in temperature and moisture over hundreds of thousands of years. 15,000 years from now it will be lush and green.
9. This Is The Second Time It's Snowed In The Sahara
The snowstorm has to do more about location than climate change. The region is at a point between the Sahara and the Atlas Mountains, which are tall and cold. That combination makes for incredibly hot summers and freezing moments in December and January.
Other deserts of the world have also had winter wonderland moments as well, such as Death Valley in California or the Atacama Desert in Chile. No matter what hotspot on the planet it happens, such an odd combination is sure to bring people's attention.