Influence of Partial Solar Eclipse on the Radio Signal during 9 March 2016

Nur Zulaikha Mohd Afandi, Roslan Umar, Zainol Abidin Ibrahim, Nor Hazmin Sabri, Marhamah Mohd Shafie


The occasion of the partial solar eclipse in Malaysia occurred on 9th March 2016 covered almost 60% to 90% of the whole Sun. During the maximum time of partial solar eclipse, some of the solar radiations and sunlight was blocked to reach the Earth’s surface. In order to see this effect to a radio signal, the analysis of radio signal pattern before and during solar eclipse at Balai Cerap KUSZA, Merang, Terengganu was done. The radio signal measurement was taken in the wideband frequency region from 0Hz to 9GHz. The radio signal data had been analysis to compare between before and during the eclipse by calculating their average.Initial analysis shows that there a different number of peak signal between two observations. Then, the solar radiation data during the partial solar eclipse also was analysed. Furthermore, solar events data from National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) also added into this work. It shows that there not enough prove that the partial solar eclipse affect the radio signal pattern.


partial solar eclipse; radio signal pattern; solar radiation; solar event

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Published by INSIGHT - Indonesian Society for Knowledge and Human Development