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8 June, 10:09

Which parts of the earths surface receives less direct less intense solar radiation

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  1. 8 June, 11:06
    The Sun's rays strike Earth's surface most directly at the Equator. This focuses the rays on a small area. Near the poles, the Sun's rays strike the surface at a slant. This spreads the rays over a wide area.
  2. 8 June, 11:40
    Polar regions


    Due to the inclination of the axis of rotation of the Earth, different parts of the Earth receive different amount of sunlight in a day. Direct sun-rays fall on equator. With increase in latitude, the rays fall less and less directly. Beyond Arctic circle and Antarctic circle, the sun rays reach only half of the year. Thus, polar regions receive less direct and less intense solar radiation.
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