Wow! Watch sandstorm reshape dunes

SANDSTORM ALAMOGORDO from Harun Mehmedinovic on Vimeo.

Nested between the site of the first nuclear weapons test and the town of Alamogordo, New Mexico, White Sands National Monument has the world’s largest gypsum sand dune field.

On certain days, strong winds sweep through, moving and shifting the sands, creating sandstorms like the one in this video.

Thank you for to our friends at SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM for sharing this video with us! SKYGLOWPROJECT.COM is an ongoing crowdfunded quest to explore the effects and dangers of urban light pollution in contrast with some of the most incredible dark sky areas in North America.

Image via Harun Mehmedinovic
Image via Harun Mehmedinovic

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Bottom line: Time-lapse shows sandstorms reshaping and moving dunes in White Sands, New Mexico.

June 24, 2016

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