Sun related outages

Sun related outages

Posted: Mar. 15, 2019 6:29 PM
Updated: Mar. 15, 2019 6:29 PM

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you may expect to "lose signal" during severe weather. but that's not the only weather that can impact your technology. new for you tonight at 6... storm team 10's chris piper explains it's possible even on a sunny day. < many times during severe weather, you might experience your tv service going out, or losing some service on your cell phone. but did you know the same thing can happen on a perfectly sunny day? first, we need to know a little about the earth, and what's around it. the earth is constantly orbiting the sun. that's what gives us day and night, along with our seasons. but we also have satellies orbiting the earth. those are responsible for tv, cell phones, and even gps. every now and then, as a satellite orbits the earth, it can line up just right, being directly in between the earth and the sun. this can cause interference, also known as a sun outage. so what can it affect? everything from your satellite tv or radio, to your cell phone or gps. luckily, there is a small window of how long an outage stays in effect. but you can typically see them around the spring and autumn equinox. this is becase the equator is directly beneath the sun at these times. so when it comes to weather, it can take out your satellite dring a severe thunderstorm. but even on a bright sunny day, you can experience those same effects if we have just the right conditions. back to you. > >
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