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Which two factors affect the amount of sunlight received by a planet’s surface?


Which two factors affect the amount of sunlight received by a planet’s surface?

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The two main factors which affect the amount of sunlight, the surface of the planet recieves are as follows:

(1) Distance of the planet from the sun: Closer the planet is from the sun, more sunlight it will recieve. That's why planets closer to the sun are hotter as compared to the planets farther from the sun.

(2) Surface reflectivity of the planet: Reflectivity of the surface of the planet plays an important r...

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