Thursday, February 28, 2008

The effects of the Sun on Telecommunications...

For those who wonder of the validity of the effects of planets and celestial bodies on events and activities down below here on Earth, this article should prove insightful. If Sun transits affect telecommunications on earth, how are we humans affected?

Sun transits to disrupt northern telecommunications
Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2008 | 6:23 PM CT
CBC News

Radio, television, phone and internet services across Canada's North will be disrupted for a few minutes every day, thanks to brief sun transit disruptions expected over the next few weeks.

The disruptions, which occur every spring and fall, are expected to affect communications satellites that service the North between Feb. 22 and March 6, according to a release issued Friday by telecommunications company Northwestel.

Sun transits occur when the sun crosses the Earth's equatorial plane during the spring and fall equinoxes, aligning it directly behind satellites for a few minutes each day.

That can cause satellite signals to become overwhelmed by the radio frequency noise being produced by the sun.

Radio, television, long-distance telephone, data and internet transmissions will be affected, the company says.

1 comment:

Trane said...

Thanks for the insight! I'll be sure to make all unwanted phone calls and communications during that time. Hopefully the universe will support me and disconnect on cue.