Programming Note for Sunday, March 7th

Because of a solar outage, viewers of MASN's broadcast of the Sunday afternoon Orioles-Red Sox game may experience a temporary disruption in the broadcast around 3:30 p.m.

A solar outage is a phenomenon that occurs when the sun crosses the equator and traces an arc that places it directly behind the broadcast satellites used for transmitting the baseball game. The sun's powerful solar radiation interferes with the microwave frequencies used to communicate with the satellites, essentially "swamping" the signal from the satellite for a brief period.

The solar outage will occur between 3:28 p.m. and 3:42 p.m. on Sunday.

For more information on solar outages, visit:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sun_outage
http://www.selkirkshire.demon.co.uk/analoguesat/outages.html