This is what I call reflection of the sun light
When you look at the sea from some elevated place at close to the sunset time you can observe these images.
It is better seen on the water, than on land.
It is the reflection.
Reflection is when you see the luminous object in the mirror.
Reflection is when you see yourself in the mirror.
When you see the reflection of sun, you can see the sun in the mirror. Sun's reflection in the mirror is blinding.
The solar reflection is indeed blinding
The solar reflection is indeed blinding. When you look in the opposite of the sun direction you cannot see the solar reflection.
What you see when you look at the sun lighted sea surface having the sun behind you is the sea surface illuminated by the dispersed on the surface sunlight.
The dispersed on the surface light also escapes in the outer space, but it is a secondary reflection and it is described by surface's Albedo "a".
The direct reflection is described by the (1-Φ), where "Φ" is the Spherical Surface Solar Irradiation Accepting Factor.
For a smooth without-atmosphere spherical surface, such as Earth, Moon, Mars, Mercury and other:
Φ = 0,47
Earth has a very thin atmosphere which does not affect the Earth's surface solar irradiation absorbing-emitting process.
Sun's reflection cannot be seen from the space because of the planet's spherical shape.
Sun's reflection on the planet's surface is mirroring and it is blinding.
The faster a planet rotates (n2>n1) the higher is the planet’s average (mean) temperature T↑mean:
Tmin↑→ T↑mean ← T↓max