10 cities in the world where the sun hardly shinesBy Vika https://pictolic.com/en/article/10-cities-in-the-world-where-the-sun-hardly-shines
Have you noticed how the lack of sunlight affects our mood negatively? Now imagine that in this world there are places where the sun only occasionally shines, so the people living there simply have no choice but to get used to it. In this collection, we will talk about the darkest cities on Earth.
1. Murmansk, Russia
Sundial per year: 1715
Murmansk is a city located beyond the Arctic Circle. However, the weather here is not as terrible as it might seem at first glance. In winter, the temperature in Murmansk can warm up to -10 degrees Celsius, but at night it gets dark and the temperature drops. It doesn’t sound so bad if you don’t take into account the fact that the winter night in Murmansk lasts about 2 months. During this period, the sun does not appear at all and the city is filled with gloomy silence, which can be a real problem for the unprepared.
2. Kiruna, Sweden
Sundial per year: 1680
This city in Sweden is located very close to the Arctic Circle, only 150 km. From him. That is why the sun can be observed here only in a very short period of the year - from about May 30 to mid-summer. The rest of the time, residents are forced to put up with gloomy weather with absolutely no sun. And in winter, the polar nights come at all ...
3. Yuzhno-Kurilsk, Russia
Sundial per year: 1662
Covered in eternal clouds, Kurilsk is known for the extraction and processing of marine resources. The average temperature per year here reaches 6 degrees. Summer on the islands is rainy, but for that the winter is mild! The maximum mark to which the temperature drops in the winter season is -20 degrees, it is quite possible to live.
4. Juneau, USA
Sundial per year: 1540
Juneau is the largest capital city of all the states of America. Although, in truth, most of the vast territory is not occupied by a developed city with its infrastructure, but by dark dense forests and steep mountains, not ennobled by any signs of civilization. In addition, there is almost no sunlight in the city, so the “greenhouse plants” will definitely not like it here!
5. Cologne, Germany
Sundial per year: 1504
Cologne has received the status of one of the oldest, most beautiful, and largest cities in Germany with a rich cultural history. However, among the many advantages of this place, there is still one minus - this is the absolute lack of sun. But for how harmoniously the Gothic Cologne Cathedral fits into this picture!
6. Birmingham, UK
Sundial per year: 1364
London, the capital of Britain, is known to everyone for its rainy, changeable weather. What can not be said about Birmingham? Here the climate is mild and there are no sharp drops, but here there is almost no sun here ... The climate in Birmingham is humid, with frequent precipitation and fog, which, alas, almost never flows into clear sunny weather.
7. Prince Rupert, British Columbia
Sun hours per year: 1230
The city of Prince Rupert is located in the North Pacific Ocean and, like most cities in this part, is famous for rainy, gloomy, and unpleasant weather with constant fog. This small town is like a Lovecraftian fantasy. Just as dark and frightening and even a little depressing...
8. Nikolskoye, Russia
Sundial per year: 992
Nikolskoye is a village in the Kamchatka region and the only settlement in the Aleutian region in principle. It is here that you can meet real Aleuts because apart from them no one else can withstand the harsh local climate, where sunny weather is a real rarity.
9. Torshavn, Denmark
Sundial per year: 884
Despite the high standard of living and the development of the capital of the Faroe Islands, Torshavn is also distinguished by its cloudy weather. No wonder this city is officially the cloudiest city in the world! However, the locals are quite satisfied with their lives and are used to not paying attention to such trifles as clouds in the sky…
10. Jan Mayen, Norway
Sun hours per year: 823
Although Norway is famous for its incredible natural beauty, it is a country with not have the friendliest climate. Those who are used to swimming in the sun will feel a little uncomfortable here, because even in summer in many cities in Norway people do not hide jackets and sweaters. Jan Mayen is the city with the most pronounced weather of this nature and the sun here is equal to a holiday ...
11. Saint-Petersburg, Russia
Sundial per year: 1628
Surely everyone has heard about the climate of St. Petersburg. Someone complains about the gloomy weather and depressive mood throughout almost the entire year, while someone, on the contrary, fell in love with the unusual weather of the cultural capital with its languid rhythm and gray air haze.