Because of the orange tinge, you would think that you’re on Mars. But the temperature isn’t hot. It’s actually the opposite because it’s winter.

The color comes from dust storms in the Sahara. The snow contains dust blown up from the desert.

NASA imagery shows a long plume of airborne sand extending across the Mediterranean from North Africa. The sand tints landscapes in the Greek island of Crete, as well as in Turkey, Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, and Moldova.

You don’t get to see this often. According to National Geographic Travel, it happens only every five years.

Orange Skies Over Eastern Europe

A rose-gold tinge falls over the earth, turning wintry peaks in Russia, Bulgaria, Ukraine, Romania, and Moldova into beachy or even "Mars-like" scenes. https://bit.ly/2J2uSzj

Posted by National Geographic Travel on Saturday, 2 June 2018

 

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