Rare snowfall in the African country of Lesotho • Earth.com

Last update: December 12th, 2019 at 8:00 am

Today’s Image of the Day from NASA Earth Observatory shows snow covering most of the South African country of Lesotho.

A winter weather front produced between 2 and 12 inches of snow, with the largest amount of precipitation falling in the Maluti Mountains.

Heavy snowfall has become a rare event in the region, but light dustings are still relatively common. There is one ski resort in Lesotho, where artificial snow is made during most of the short winter season.

This image was captured by the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) on NASA’s Terra satellite on August 11, 2018.

By Chrissy Sexton, Earth.com Staff Writer

Image Credit: NASA Earth Observatory

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