From stunning space imagery to in-your-face storm chasing, this series showcases the incredible power of our seasons and weather, and what drives them to both incredible creation and devastating destruction.
Ninety million miles away from us is the power that shapes our world - the sun. We see it shine in the sky above us, but beyond our sight something dramatic is happening - the sun is going into overdrive. It's more active now than it's been for a decade, sending eruptions of super-heated plasma and vast waves of radiation towards our planet, with the potential to disrupt our lives in dramatic ways. Using the latest satellite images, and the expertise of Britain's leading solar scientists, Kate Humble and Helen Czerski reveal the inner workings of our very own star, and the influence its mysterious cycles of activity have on our planet.
In this three-part science adventure, Richard Hammond (Top Gear) travels the globe to discover the unexplained and the unexpected, the unbelievable and the just plain unlikely of the wild weather which batters our earth.