About Solar Storms

There's a new kind of weather to worry about, and it comes from our nearest star.

The Sun

Scientists are expecting a fit of violent activity on the sun that will propel billions of tonnes of superheated gas and pulses of energy towards our planet.

These deadly forces have the power to close down our modern technological civilisation. In 1989 the Canadian city of Quebec got a taste of what solar storms can do when all its power went down during a storm.

In Solar Storm, we'll meet the space weathermen who are trying to predict what is coming our way, and organisations like the National Grid, who are preparing for the impending solar storms.