How much more instense is light from the sun on mercury compared to the earth?


  • BB.BB. Super Moderators, Administrators Posts: 32,008 admin
    Re: Light

    [FONT=Fixedsys]                         Mercury        Earth      Ratio (Mercury/Earth)
    [/FONT][FONT=Fixedsys][/FONT][FONT=Fixedsys]Solar irradiance (W/m2)   9126.6        1367.6     6.673[/FONT]


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  • System2System2 Posts: 6,290 admin
    Re: Light

    It's a question for a photography workshop i am taking but im not sure what it has to do with photography? something about the light the camera is taking in?
    thanks for your reply anyway.
  • nielniel Solar Expert Posts: 10,300 ✭✭✭✭
    Re: Light

    tell him the same amount of light that's on the dark side of the moon and tell him to disprove you.;):roll::D

    on second thought, ask him if he wants to know this for during the day or the night there.:p
  • KamalaKamala Solar Expert Posts: 452 ✭✭
    Re: Light

    The Sun's "light" is as "intense" as the Sun's "light" is. How much of that light that impinges on any given object is inversely proportional to the square of its distance from the Sun.

    Albedo (a reflective attribute) is a factor when attempting to photograph celestial objects.

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