How the sun’s energy impacts Earth


Today’s Video of the Day comes from NASA Goddard and features a look at how the energy radiated by the sun impacts Earth.

Some of the energy the sun pumps out is absorbed by Earth’s oceans, land, and atmosphere, while the rest of it is reflected back into space.

Exactly how much energy gets absorbed versus how much gets reflected is determined by Earth’s energy budget.

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com Staff Writer

Video Credit: NASA Goddard