Finally, November in Sweden is over. Well almost; squeaking in this post a few minutes shy to December.
Everywhere, November gets a bad name. People really hate the month because it’s cold and dark and cold and dark. Basically darkness envelopes society and turns humans into zombies craving for light. Especially in Sweden where the Swedish winter takes over people’s souls.
The irony is that November starts off with 8h 46m 54s of daylight and ends with 6h 40m 42s, a lose of 2 hours, 4 minutes and 12 seconds. Comparatively, October loses more daylight at 2 hours, 35 minutes and 56 seconds.
It’s not to say November rocks, besides Thanksgiving and Black Friday, most of the month is pretty bleak. Hairy Swede found out that November in Stockholm, experienced 17.5 hours of real daylight which amounted to 2.43%, a pretty low and useless number.
Plus we hit a low point this year because only two other years on record, the years 2000 and 1993, had darker months in November. They came out to a pity eight and nine hours of sunshine respectively. The average amount of sunshine in Stockholm? 54 hours.
Yep, 54 hours on the average versus 2009’s measly 17.5 hours of sun. Gooooo Sweden!
To make myself feel better about living in this dismal country during the dismal winter, I calculated the number of hours of civil daylight Stockholm had during the month of November.
Get ready and brace yourself …
From Time and Date website.
230 hours of daylight out of 720 hours in November.
That’s 31.9% daylight in November for Stockholm. See, not so bad is it now?
Just wait for the long December to roll by and plow us into dark, deep, soul of winter.