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Misconception WCM090:

Sunlight cannot transfer energy to the earth's surface (AAAS Project 2061, n.d.).

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When sunlight shines on an area of land, the sunlight transfers energy to the land it shines on, which causes the land to become warmer.



The amount of energy that is transferred from the sun to a given place on the earth's surface changes depending on where the sun is in the sky.