What type of light beams you received as a sunlight on earth surface?
A wide spectrum of light (e-m wavelengths) from the far infrared through to the ultra violet and beyond.
The more acute the angle at which the sunlight strikes, the more atmosphere that sunlight must pass through. Passing through more atmosphere will weaken and dim the light beams. As the angle at which sunlight hits the earth changes, the same amount of sunlight is spread over different areas, so that near the poles each area of surface receives less intense radiation than an equivalent area near the poles.
abot 30 something percent Neptune, the planet that is the farthest known of the solar system, if you discount Pluto, is located roughly about 30 times farther away from the Sun than Earth is. Only about one thousandth of the Sunlight received by Earth reaches Neptune. Yet, with that small amount of sunlight the atmosphere of Neptune is significantly affected.
Why is the angle of rays of sunlight important in determining the amount of energy collected by the earth?
It is due to different angle sunlight shine on different part of earth. The Heat gain to earth is from the Sun and loss to space. Sunlight reach earth at different angle and it is peak at the equator. On North and South pole, the sunlight reach surface at very narrow angle and the sunlight per surface area is a lot lesser that on the equator. While heat gain is uneven but heat loss is…
Will a full earth illuminate the lunar landscape more than a full moon will illuminate the surface of the earth?
I believe you asking if you are right with your facts. Rainbows happen when sunlight and rain combine in a very specific way. The beams of sunlight separate into the colors we see in the rainbow as they enter a raindrop. Sunlight is actually made up of different colors that we don't usually see. When a beam of sunlight comes down to Earth, the light is white. Hope this does help.
The distance from the sun. The presence of the moon (blocks a very small amount of sunlight). The albedo of the atmosphere (cloud cover). The albedo of the surface. White surfaces, such as the poles, reflect sunlight. The tilt of the axis could be considered, but it does not affect how much sunlight the entire earth receives. The tilt affects which parts receive solar energy and when they receive it.
Approximately fifty percent (50%). The sun is larger than the earth, and gravity bends light, plus sunlight reflects off the atmosphere--all of these things contribute to perhaps slightly more than 50% of the earth being bathed in sunlight at any one time (not counting sunlight reflected off the lunar surface).
Neptune, the planet that is the farthest known of the solar system, if you discount Pluto, is located 30.047 times farther away from the Sun than Earth is, at 2,793,100,000 miles, while earth is 93,000,000 miles from the Sun. Only about one thousandth of the Sunlight received by Earth reaches Neptune. Yet, with that small amount of sunlight the atmosphere of Neptune is significantly affected. To sum this up, Neptune only gets about 1/900 the…
Yes, beneat the surface it is always dark. On the other hand, if we go above the surface, near the Earth it would also be dark, but if some astronaut goes several hundred thousand kilometers from Earth, he would eventually reach a point where - from the point of view of the astronaut - the Earth is not able to cover the entire Sun, and where it is unlikely that Earth happens to be right…
Sunlight is broken down into three major components: (1) visible light, with wavelengths between 0.4 and 0.8 micrometre, (2) ultraviolet light, with wavelengths shorter than 0.4 micrometre, and (3) infrared radiation, with wavelengths longer than 0.8 micrometre. The visible portion constitutes nearly half of the total radiation received at the surface of the Earth.
Air near the ground is not directly heated by sunlight. Sunlight heats the surface of the Earth with (mostly) short-wave energy. The surface of the Earth absorbs this short-wave energy and emits long-wave energy. This long-wave energy is what heats air near the ground. When air is heated, it expands, becomes lighter, and rises higher in the atmosphere. This is the driving force behind all weather on the planet.