In December 2017, Moscow, Russia received just 360 seconds of sunshine. Yes, Moscow endured the darkest December on record last year as the residents saw slight sunlight for meager six minutes. In Russia, it is not uncommon for the last month of the year to be darkest but 2017’s December broke all records as the month’s average of direct sunshine is around 18 hours. “Last December was the darkest month in the history of weather observations. ,” Russian weather service Meteonovosti reported. Car Crashes on Live TV While Reporter was Giving Report on Safe Driving in Icy Conditions in Atlanta
“This year is just an amazing situation,” said Roman Vilfand of the Moscow State University’s meteorological station. “The duration (of the appearance of the sun) in December usually amounts to tens of hours.” As per Russia’s RBC magazine, Roman Vilfand explained that cyclonic eddies were seen “anomalously often” in December and the same had led to cloudiness. The last record in Moscow for darkness was set in December 2000 when the city saw three hours of direct sunlight over the whole month. Calgary Zoo in Canada Moves its Penguins Indoors to Shelter Them From Freezing Temperature
Russian winters are known for their “bone-chilling cold spells” but this week the temperature dropped to whopping -67 degree Celsius in Yakutia, a region in Russia’s far east. The conditions are so severe that eyebrows and eyelashes are also getting frozen in this region. The cold spell has led to the grounding of public transport as well. As per daily newspaper Moskovsky Komsomolets, the dearth of sunshine has also led to a great surge in visits to psychiatrists in the capital and the number is quite more than the expected seasonal rise. Right now in Moscow, the temperature is around -7 degree Celsius.What are your views on the same? Let us know in the comments below.