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Questions tagged [insolation]

Insolation, aka solar irradiation, is the total amount of solar radiation that any given surface is exposed to in some period of time. This tag might be relevant to questions about surface temperature and heat absorption, sources of solar and thermal energy, radiation exposure, climate,...

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How much sunlight gets to the surface of Titan? What would astronauts see?

Saturn being at 10 A.U. means sunlight on Titan's cloud tops is about 1/100 that on Earth's. That's 4000 times the illumination of Earth's moon. Titan's atmosphere is described as opaque smog. If ...