How much solar energy reaching earth is absorbed or reflected?

Of incoming solar radiation 100% is absorbed or reflected.

  • Incoming solar radiation: 100%
  • Reflected by the atmosphere: 6% : Absorbed by the atmosphere: 16%
  • Continuing incoming solar radiation: 78%
  • Reflected by clouds: 20% : Absorbed by clouds: 3%
  • Continuing incoming solar radiation: 55%
  • Reflected by the earth's surface: 4% : Absorbed by the earth's surface (lands and oceans): 51%
Source: (NASA)