Tornado on the Sun

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A spectacular event in February captured by NASA.

The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory captured a gargantuan tornado ripping along the surface of the Sun with gusts up to 300,000mph. This astounding video shows how plasma moves around in the sun’s magnetic fields. This tornado was approximately as large as our planet Earth; the strongest and most destructive tornados on earth have wind speeds at about 300mph.

“Competing magnetic forces which pull the charged magnetic particles on the sun back and forth, create the spinning mass of plasma that tracks along strands of magnetic field lines,” NASA explained.

The sun is regularly emitting radiation and atomic particles into space. Naturally, this has a direct impact to Earth and usually causes auroras and often the rerouting of airplanes.

The sun is currently in an active period of its 11-year weather cycle. The current cycle is known as Solar Cycle 24 and will peak in 2013.


Bhagawati, Osho News

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