Book a winter vacation to the sunniest place on Earth

By Stacey Leasca
November 20, 2017, 3:35:57 PM EST

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If Daylight Savings already has you down thanks to these long, dark, sad nights, then maybe it’s time to book a vacation to one of the sunniest places on Earth.

As the Seattle Post-Intelligencer explained, those looking for a bit more sunshine in their lives may want to head to one of two very distinct and different places: the American Southwest and northeastern Africa.

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Both of these regions, the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported, register high on the “Sunshine Hours” index by the World Meteorological Association. This means both locations don’t experience a lot of clouds, fog, rain, or have geographic features such as high mountains that would limit light. The locations also have longer days filled with visible light (not counting the light before sunrise and after sunset).

Looking for the absolute sunniest spot? That title belongs to the U.S. city of Yuma, Arizona, which according to the association receives more than 4,000 sunlight hours per year. Additionally, Yuma also averages 11 sunny hours per day throughout the year.

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