Snow is supposed to be white. Unless it’s a snowcone, any other color is, well, odd. Don’t eat the yellow snow, as they say. Skiers and snowboarders in Eastern Europe woke up to a weird site this weekend: a blanket of fresh orange snow.
It happened because of a massive sandstorm—one so big that NASA could see it from space. According to the Athens Observatory, the sandstorm made its way from the Sahara, through Greece and up to Russia. “The Athens Observatory said on Friday that this is one of the largest transfers of desert sand to Greece from the Sahara ever,” wrote Amanda Jackson for CNN. “The African dust covered the entire country and concentrations were the highest in the last 10 years, according to the observatory’s meteorological service.”