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Solar Energy on Earth

Earth receives electromagnetic radiation from the Sun from the highest energy ultraviolet to the lowest energy infrared.

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electromagnetic radiation

electromagnetic radiation

Energy transmitted through space as a wave.
electromagnetic spectrum

electromagnetic spectrum

Total range of wavelengths of energy from the Sun.
infrared

infrared

Electromagnetic waves with frequencies between radio waves and red light.
photon

photon

Tiny packet of energy given off by the Sun that travels in a wave.
ultraviolet (UV) light

ultraviolet (UV) light

Electromagnetic radiation having wavelengths shorter than the violet.
visible light

visible light

Wavelengths of energy that are the only ones that humans can see.

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