i love the sun but radiation hurts like a *****
MeAgainstDaWorld MeAgainstDaWorld 18-21, F 6 Answers Nov 4, 2012 in Community

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That's a good homework question isn't it.

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radiation is simply the movement of heat energy

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Many kinds of solar radiation. Infared is what sunburns you, but there are far more dangerous frequencies you can't see or feel. All a consequence of nuclear fussion.

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Cause, meet effect.

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Sun approximates a black body at ~6000K, radiating

with a power density of Hsun

≈ 73MW/m².

• Total power emitted is 4πR2


, where the radius of the

sun, Rsun

= 6.96 ×10



• Power density at a distance D from sun if given by:


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