The Explosion on the Sun That Could Rock Earth This Week

From technology editor Alexis Madrigal:

NASA reports that a recent solar flare sent a huge mass of charged particles hurtling towards the Earth. Skywatchers are now awaiting the geogmagnetic storm that the coronal mass ejection is likely to deliver. As the particles hit the Earth's magnetic field, they spawn auroras and can even disrupt the electrical and communications grids.

For more videos of the sun, visit http://sdo.gsfc.nasa.gov/.

Kasia Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg is the executive producer for video at The AtlanticMore

Cieplak-Mayr von Baldegg joined The Atlantic in 2011 to launch its video channel and, in 2013, create its in-house video production department. She leads the development and production of original documentaries, interviews, and other video content for The Atlantic. Previously, she worked as a producer at Al Gore’s Current TV and as a content strategist and documentary producer in San Francisco. She studied filmmaking and digital media at Harvard University.

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