Between now and March 9, Spring Sun Outages will be causing intermittent outages on all satellite channels. If a channel outage persists for more than 5 minutes, please contact MINET. Twice a year, during the spring and fall, you may experience some degree of television interference due to a phenomenon known as "sun outages." What is a sun outage? A sun outage is an interruption in satellite signals caused by interference from solar radiation. The interference is caused when the sun is in direct line with a communication satellite and the sun's radiation overwhelms the satellite signal.