Snow in the Sahara? Desert hit with snowfall for the first time in 37 years

The Sahara desert covered in snow as seen from space (Courtesy: NASA)

It's not the first place that comes to mind when you think of having a white Christmas.

A portion of the Sahara desert in northern Algeria received snowfall for the first time in 37 years according to CNN.

Photos from the African country, taken by Karim Bouchetata, show a light dusting on the red sand dunes outside of the town Ain Sefra.

CNN reports the last time a blizzard struck the area was in February 1979.

The town is near the Altas Mountains, approximately 1,078 meters above sea level.

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