Nothing touches the soul quite like a sunset, and we all know it – 286million images of sunsets were uploaded to Instagram last year worldwide.
But some places lend themselves to orange hues better than others – and it seems that nothing can top a Californian sunset, according to a new study.
More sunsets were snapped there and posted to Instagram last year than anywhere else on the planet – 5.7million in total.
This incredible picture, taken from Greenwich Park in London, was posted to Instagram by Michael Tomas. He captioned it: ‘Probably the best sunset in the world’. London is No6 on the sunset list
Way to glow: This amazing picture of a Moscow sunset was posted to Instagram by user fancy_flavor. Last year 1.2million Moscow sunset pictures were uploaded to the social media site
In the No2 spot is Sicily, with 1.7million posts and third is Bali, with 1.4million posts.
The research, by SpaSeekers, revealed the top 10 most Instagrammed sunset spots.
After Bali comes Paris, with 1.3million sunset photos, then Sydney with 1.3million and Greater London in sixth place with 1.2million posts.
The rest of the top 10 is made up of Moscow (1.2million), Mumbai (1.07million), Phuket, Thailand (1.05million) and Ibiza (1.01million).
More sunsets were snapped in California (the state’s Venice Beach pictured) and posted to Instagram last year than anywhere else on the planet – 5.7million in total
Sicily (pictured) is the second-most Instagrammed place for sunsets in the world, according to new research
When the sun goes down in Sydney, it’s quite something, as this picture shows. The city is No5 on the list
THE TOP 10 MOST INSTAGRAMMED SUNSET LOCATIONS IN THE WORLD
10. Ibiza, Spain – 1.01 million posts
9. Phuket, Thailand – 1.05 million posts
8. Mumbai, India – 1.07 million posts
7. Moscow, Russia – 1.2 million posts
6. Greater London, UK – 1.2 million posts
5. Sydney, Australia – 1.3 million posts
4. Paris, France – 1.3 million photos
3. Bali, Indonesia – 1.4 million posts
2. Sicily, Italy – 1.7 million posts
1. California, USA – 5.7 million posts
Accompanying the research is an interactive guide that reveals where the sun sets every hour across the world – to help travellers time their snaps to perfection.
It also showcases stunning sunset pictures from 24 countries for inspiration.
Jason Goldberg, Director at SpaSeekers.com, says: ‘Take a second to pause, breathe in these shades of pastel and fire, and dream a little, regardless of where you are.
‘Watching a sunset can bring many other things to your life as well as a good Instagram picture.
‘Sunsets boost well-being, encourage adventure and calm the senses.’