You're not imagining it, Seattle has been super dark these last few months

A Redditor looked up the data to confirm what we suspected.
Dreary Seattle day with the Space Needle in the midground.
Photo credit gettyimages // tapanuth

It's really easy to live somewhere gloomy and grey and think every year is the gloomiest and greyest, but this time you're not imagining it. It certainly doesn't help that we set rainfall records in the autumn either.

A Redditor called jabaa1 did the digging and found the sunshine data.

"I decided to look at total incoming solar radiation (MJ/m2) measured on the UW campus for Aug - Dec for each year going back to 2000. Results below:

2000, 1310.9
2001, 1299.59
2002, 1489.4
2003, 1407.51
2004, 1245.97
2005, 1349.19
2006, 1390.3
2007, 1244.16
2008, 1296.56
2009, 1353.35
2010, 1349.54
2011, 1438.59
2012, 1257.95
2013, 1341.8
2014, 1451.08
2015, 1326.12
2016, 1380.17
2017, 1431.83
2018, 1338.14
2019, 1331.84
2020, 1375.64
2021, 1231.21

The least sunlight in the last 22 years!" It's literally been darker this year than any other point in the lifetime of Billie Eilish (newly 20, hbd!)

Some thing to consider:
-Getting a sunlight
-Checking in with yourself to make sure you're not actually super bummed
-Finding a way to get some vitamin D
-Moving to Mars where the light is less but the atmosphere is thinner - Utah would work, too