On a grey and rainy morning like this, one could easily long for the sunniest places on earth. The sun plays an important role in the lives of many. As a matter of fact, the existence of life on Earth is fueled by light from the sun. The combination of sunlight, carbon dioxide and water enables plants to produce sugars, a process called photosynthesis.
These sugars allow organisms to grow. Animals (and humans) use sunlight indirectly by consuming plants. When humans started to cultivate crops, world population began to grow. Nowadays, sunbathing is a popular leisure activity as many people book a holiday to the sunniest places the airplane can fly them to, often resulting in overcrowded beaches. Moderate sunbathing is beneficial to health, as the body produces vitamin D from sunlight. So let’s take a look where we have the biggest chance of sunlight, measured in average hours per year and day. Here they are, the top 10 sunniest places on earth!
Top 10 sunniest places in the world
- El Paso, Texas, United States – 3763 hours of sun a year (10.3 a day)
- Abu Hamed, Sudan – 3763 hours of sun a year (10.3 a day)
- Kharga, Egypt – 3791 hours of sun a year (10.4 a day)
- Faya-Largeau, Chad – 3792 hours of sun a year (10.4 a day)
- Tucson, Arizona, United States – 3806 hours of sun a year (10.4 a day)
- Dongola, Sudan – 3814 hours of sun a year (10.4 a day)
- Las Vegas, Nevada, United States – 3825 hours of sun a year (10.5 a day)
- Asswan, Egypt – 3863 hours of sun a year (10.6 a day)
- Phoenix, Arizona, United States – 3872 hours of sun a year (10.6 a day)
- Yuma, Arizona, United States – 4015 hours of sun a year (11.0 a day)
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