Early in June, Australia’s Snowy Mountains already received about eight inches of snow, signalling that winter has officially begun in the Land Down Under. Landsat 8, one of NASA’s Earth-facing satellites, recently captured images of the mountain range blanketed in white.
The Snowy Mountains, or “The Snowies” as locals fondly call them, make up Australia’s largest mountain range. According to Big News Network, more snow is to be expected in the region. “The Snowy Mountains region is home to good snowfalls from June through to September and to Australia’s highest mountain — Mount Kosciuszko,” Radio Australia reported.