An electronically charged plasma eruption occurred on Saturday, and scientists have just captured video of it.
Known as a coronal mass ejection, the CME is a type of plasma released from the Sun and it was headed right at Earth.
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration had issued a watch for the plasma because it could cause havoc with Earth’s communication systems.
Space weather is also due to the Sun, and when it creates an electrical storm it can tear open the Earth’s magnetic field and give rise to a geomagnetic storm.
The storm was moderate, which is good news since it came 12 hours early.