One of my favorite things to do is go on a walk and get some time with my family and get some vitamin D. But which state gives you the most Missouri or Illinois?

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Who knew Vitamin D was this good? I mean I knew it helped and was good to soak up as much as you can, but according to, it's one of the most well-known health benefits activated by exposure to sunlight. So, now that we know it's good for you which state gives out the most sunlight Missouri or Illinois? Well, if you said Missouri you're right.

Stacker puts Missouri at #18 out of all 50 states being the sunniest state in the Nation. On average you can see annual sunlight in Missouri at 4,545 kJ/m² (kilojoules per square meter). Also, since 1992 the change in sunlight from then until now is 15.09%. Not bad Missouri. If you're looking to work on that tan this summer, might want to find a sunny spot in Missouri.

So What About Illinois?

Well, it's not too far behind Missouri. Illinois ranks 23 out of 50 for sunniest states. With an average annual sunlight of 4,380 kJ/m², it's grown more in a change of sunlight. Since 1992 Illinois has grown by 16.80%.

The top three sunniest states are Nevada (3), New Mexico (2), and Arizona (1).

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