Item CL116002: The intensity of sunlight striking the surface of the earth is always greater the closer a place is to where the sun passes directly overhead.

What is TRUE about the intensity of sunlight striking the surface of the earth? (Assume there are no clouds in the sky.)

  1. The intensity of sunlight striking the surface of the earth is always greater the closer a place is to the equator.
  2. The intensity of sunlight striking the surface of the earth is always greater the farther south a place is.
  3. The intensity of sunlight striking the surface of the earth is always greater the closer a place is to where the sun passes directly overhead.
  4. The intensity of sunlight striking the surface of the earth is always the same everywhere on earth.

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