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# Problem: The Sun is lower in the sky during the winter than it is during the summer.a.) How does this change affect the flux of sunlight hitting a given area on the surface of the Earth?b.) How does this change affect the weather?

###### FREE Expert Solution

The magnitude of electric flux:

$\overline{){{\mathbf{\varphi }}}_{{\mathbf{E}}}{\mathbf{=}}{\mathbf{E}}{\mathbf{A}}{\mathbf{c}}{\mathbf{o}}{\mathbf{s}}{\mathbf{\theta }}}$

a)

If the sun is lower in the sky, then the angle of the elevation of sun rays decreases.

This causes the angle between the sun rays and the area vector to increase.

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###### Problem Details

The Sun is lower in the sky during the winter than it is during the summer.

a.) How does this change affect the flux of sunlight hitting a given area on the surface of the Earth?

b.) How does this change affect the weather?