Signs In The Sun: Huge ‘Solar Tornado’ Twists Above Sun’s Surface (VIDEO)
Yesterday, an explosion on the sun’s eastern limb hurled a twisted plume of debris more than 250,000 km above the solar surface. NASA’s orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory recorded the blast.
A tornado of magnetized plasma became unstable when the twister twisted a bit too much. Magnetic fields crissed, crossed, and exploded in a process known as “magnetic re-connection.” The flying debris will not hit our planet; the blast was too far off the sun-Earth line.