Solar Tornadoes

I’m feeling very small and vulnerable right now.

The swirling, writhing shapes seen in the video are solar flares caught by the sun’s magnetic magnetic field. The images were captured by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory. They started on Feb. 7th, and lasted for 30 hours. According to Open Culture, the ‘tornadoes’ are roughly the size of planet earth itself.

  • Fentwin

    Just one word,

    holyfuckingjebusbutthatwascool!

  • http://notsosecretsecretblog.blogspot.com/ abeille

    I’m going to have nightmares tonight!

    Really, an awesome video.


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