NASA’s Parker Probe has a front-row seat to a coronal mass ejection (CME) as it passes through the Sun’s atmosphere. This allows the probe to come close to the Sun’s surface without getting damaged, as it is protected by the Sun’s magnetic field. The CME has given the probe a unique chance to characterize the extremely high-energy particles and strong magnetic fields it will encounter. Thanks to the data it collects, the Parker Probe is helping scientists better understand solar storms and their effects on Earth.