Measuring the solar energy that falls on Earth
Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at how much solar energy is received by Earth.
In December 2017, NASA launched a new instrument known as the Total Solar and Spectral Irradiance Sensor (TSIS-1) designed to measure sunlight to determine Earth’s total energy budget. The device will measure the Sun’s energy in 1,000 different wavelengths, which includes visible, ultraviolet, and infrared.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard