How do rotation and tilt affect the amount of solar energy that different parts of earth receive?
Rotation and tilt affect the amount of solar energy the earth receives because when the earth is tilted and or rotating, one specific part of the earth is more directed towards the sun then all the others.
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1. The main thing to keep in mind is that the earth is like a huge ball, a globe in the sky. 2. Now imagine the sun is directly over a particular place on the earth. If you… block the sun with a disk that is 1 ft in diameter, on the surface of the earth you will see a shadow of the disk. The shadow will be a circle that will also be 1 ft in diameter. This shadow shows the area the sun's energy would have received if the disc wasn't there. 3. But if the sun is shining at an angle, which it does in the morning or evening, and which it does in wintertime, and you then block the sun with that same 1 ft disk, the shadow on the ground will be bigger, possibly much bigger. It will still be 1 ft wide, but it will have a long elliptical shape. This bigger shadow shows the larger area that any given 'amount per minute' of the sun's energy that would have reached if the disc wasn't there. So, if the same amount of 'energy per minute' from the sun is now radiating onto an area twice as big , then the amount of energy reaching each square inch per minute will be halved, and it will be cooler! This is why it is cooler at the beginning and end of the day, and cooler in summer than in winter. In the same way, on a grand scale, when the sun is directly overhead at midday, for example, at the equator (0 o latitude), or between the tropics of Cancer and Capricorn (latitude 23.43 o ), then the maximum amount of the sun's energy 'per square foot per minute' is reaching the surface of the earth, and it will be at its warmest/hottest. But the further away from the tropics you go, sloping away, say, to latitude 40 o (e.g. Italy) or 65 o (Iceland) then the energy from the sun can only strike the earth's surface at an angle , thus spreading the 'energy per minute' over more square feet . The heat/light will be less per square foot, and the surface of the earth at those places will consequently be cooler than the temperature of the earth's surface where the 'energy per minute' comes from directly overhead and thus onto a smaller area.
the tilt of the earth can cause the amount of solar energy to change becase of the rotation and revolution of earth around the sun. you get different rays of light at differen…t times of the day
The difference in the amount of energy received by different parts of the earth is important because?
humans need sunlight for the production of vitamin d without it we would have serious bone problems and diseases
If you're talking about the whole Earth, there are not many that affect the amount of energy. One factor is in the distance of the Earth from the Sun. The Earth gets slightly …more energy from the Sun at the Perihelion (the closest point to the Sun) than the Aphelion (the furthest point away from the Sun). Another factor is how active the Sun is. The Earth is likely to receive less energy from the Sun at a solar minimum than a solar maximum in the 11 year cycle of the Sun (because the Sun is outputting less energy).
no. well, over small time frames it is effectiveley yes, like over 100 years or so. but any more hundreds of years, our sensitive instruments could pick up differences. the su…n changes density over time and so the earth slowly moves farther away. then assuming that the sun didnt change its power output (which it most certainly would), the power received would lessen. but, due to nuclear physics inside of the sun relying upon many internal factors (including density), it could (and i think should) get brighter, hence we would receive more energy per day. if you go off many billions of years from now, the entire face of this earth WILL be a molten sea because of this change.
There are a few different things that affect the amount of solarenergy that the planet receives. The atmosphere is one of thesefactors.
Because of the earth's round shape the equator, is closest to the sun and the closer you get to the earths poles, you get further and further from the sun. Plus, since every… location is unique, every location gets a unique solar energy intake.
did you get this in Witzel
the rotation and tilt
the earth is tilted so the north pole that we normally think of, isn't the actual north pole. what it is is the magnetic north pole (where compasses point). but that's not re…ally relevant. since the earth is tilted, less heat arrives to certain parts of the earth. i'm not sure about this next one but it may be because the earth's revelation is an oval, not a complete circle. the tropic of cancer is when winter is in the southern hemisphere, the tropic of Capricorn is when winter is in the northern hemisphere. when winter is in the southern hemisphere, the north is tilted towards the sun and vice versa. i think i covered most of it
well what affects solar energy i dont have a clue the question is what affects the amount of the solar energy that the planet receives.....
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No, the tilt of the earth doesn't affect the amount of solar energyreceived from the sun. It does mean that at different seasons,different parts of the earth will get more tha…n others, but theoverall amount remains the same.
The higher the latitude the greater the thickness of atmospherethrough which the sun's radiation has to pass, hence the leseenergy reaching the ground.
How do rotation and tilt each affect the ammount of solar energy that differenty parts of earth receive?
They affect because earths rotation can go larger and sorter fromsun and ,tilt affects because it can move earth at every side andthat has a shadow in other part of earth.