- ASTRONOMY 101
- Chapter 901: EARTH'S ATMOSPHERE
- Lecture 3: What Happens To Sunlight When It Reaches Earth?
In this video I will explain what happens to sunlight when it reaches Earth. 29% is reflected by the clouds, the surface, and the upper atmosphere (scattering). 59% is absorbed by the atmosphere and radiated to space. And 12% is radiated from the surface of the Earth.