Solar Outages May Affect TV

If your TV picture briefly turns snowy or blurry on September 22, the date of the fall equinox, it’s probably from a sun outage. This is a natural phenomenon occurring every spring and fall when the receiving antenna on Earth, the satellite, and the sun are in direct alignment.

Nothing can be done from a technical standpoint to prevent the effects on TV reception. Fortunately, however, the sig-nal degradation caused by a sun outage lasts only about 15 minutes. Contact us if you have questions.