Britain is not used to snow, of any kind and even the lightest fall seems to send the country into a frenzy. But it seems that snow is becoming, if not a regular phenomenon, a not so rare one.
At this moment, almost the entire country is covered in snow making for a spectacular and very rare photograph of the UK from space.
NASA's Earth Observatory released the image a few days ago showing most of Britain, apart from some coastal areas and the south-west, blanketed by snow.
NASA's satellite was also lucky to pass over just as the storm clouds that brought all of the snow had cleared, though some still obscure a few areas.
The image was captured in visible light with the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer instrument aboard NASA's Terra satellite. Here's the full image (2.6 MB).