Saharan Sand Cloaks Swiss Alps in Ocher Hue

Sand from Africa’s Sahara desert blew through the Swiss Alps on February 6, cloaking snowy mountain at ski resorts like Verbier, seen in this footage, in a dusty, ocher hue.

The weather phenomenon is reported several times a year, affecting various parts of Europe, and happens when winds lift sand particles from the Sahara high into the atmosphere before they are carried away by southerly wind. Credit: Raphael Sarbach via Storyful