Coronal Mass Ejections anyone?

If you are a sci-fi fan like me and dared to watch the new two-parter ‘Supernova’ you may have felt a little worried about the prospect of our sun losing the plot and frying the Earth. Or did you get Earth-frying envy? If so try out this lovely interactive where you get the chance to zap the Earth and surrounding planets with a CME – or Coronal Mass Ejections if you prefer. Just remember to wait until the black sunspot points to your target before letting fly.