Solar Superstorms

A fury is building on the surface of the Sun: high-velocity jets, a fiery tsunami wave 100,000km high, rising loops of electrified gas. What's driving these strange phenomena? How will they affect planet Earth? Find the answers as we venture into the seething interior of our star.

"Solar Superstorms" is a major production that takes viewers into the tangle of magnetic fields and superhot plasma that vent the Sun's rage in dramatic flares, violent solar tornadoes and the largest eruptions in the Solar System: coronal mass ejections. Narrated by Benedict Cumberbatch.

Runtime: 24 minutes