Our Solar System is passing through tornado season these days. An enormous tornado is spinning around the surface of the Sun. NASA captured the tornado’s activity around the Sun and released an amazing video of the tornado. It looks as huge as our Earth and it speeds like 300,000 mph. The current tornado is relatively cool as its temperature is about 15,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The current tornado is classified as “solar prominence” because of its marvelous size.
Kucera said, “In total length, this could be dozens of Earths — quite large”.
NASA’s Sun-watching satellite Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the amazing video of the tornado. The video shows tornado activity including darker, cooler plasma shifting back and forth over the Sun in high definition and in different wavelengths and frequencies . The video shows the activity from February 7 to February 8. In the absence of Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite recording such activities at high definition was impossible.
Such tornado activities occur when different magnetic forces compete with each other. As a consequence charged particles over the surface of the Sun are pulled back and forth. Such unusual variations in the magnetic particles movements create a spinning mass of plasma.