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The sun is a source of heat and life here on Earth, but did you know there are storms on the sun's surface, including giant flares and explosions, that can send a shower of charged particles toward our planet?

We invite you to watch a KING 5 special presentation this week - The Solar Threat. The KING 5 Weather Team will explain how common these events are and what it means for Earth.

The Solar Threat airs Wednesday, April 24 at 7:30 p.m. and on Saturday, May 11 on KING 5. The program will re-air on Sunday, April 28 at 10:35 p.m. on KONG.

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