A3 7 Seasonal Orbit

Bobby Bentley, Leon Lebidineuse, Ryan McFahn


In this paper, we determined how the intensity of solar radiation incident on Leicester changes over the year and investigate what effect Earth's elliptical orbit may have on influencing the intensity. We discovered that there is only a 6% increase on the intensity of sunlight the Earth receives when the Earth is at perihelion compared to it at aphelion. This small difference is drastically outweighed by the approximately 70% difference caused by the Earth's tilt.

Full Text:



  • There are currently no refbacks.
We use both functional and performance cookies to improve visitor experience. Continue browsing if you are happy to accept cookies. Please see our Privacy Policy for more information.