Q&A: How much less solar energy is received at 60 degrees latitude than that received at the Equator?

Question by oh me oh my: How much less solar energy is received at 60 degrees latitude than that received at the Equator?
How much less solar energy is received at 60 degrees latitude than that received at the Equator?

Best answer:

Answer by Morningfox
At 60 degrees latitude (north or south), and averaged over a year, the solar energy level is about 50% to 55% of the level at the equator. That’s not counting the effects of clouds.

A lot of the thermal energy at high latitudes comes in on wind and water movement; I guess you could say that is also a very indirect solar energy.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

The owner of this website is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon properties including, but not limited to, amazon.com, endless.com, myhabit.com, smallparts.com, or amazonwireless.com.