Incredible footage shows a 12,000 mile long plasma TORNADO erupting from the Sun’s surface.

Solar twister! Incredible footage shows a 12,000 mile long plasma TORNADO erupting from the Sun’s surface.

  • Astrophotographer spotted 12,000-mile-high solar tornado
  • Space weather experts say it was ‘large enough to swallow the Earth’ if it were closer
  • It is formed from a mass of plasma ejecting a spiral magnetic structure.
  • The video of the vortex was filmed Tuesday in Naperville, Illinois.

An incredible 12,000 mile high plasma vortex was filmed erupting from the surface of the Sun.

The phenomenon, known as a solar tornado, was spotted by astrophotographer Apollo Lasky from Naperville. IllinoisUSA, Tuesday.

Solar tornadoes are caused by spiraling magnetic structures that rise up from the sun and root into the solar surface at either end.

When a column of plasma erupts inside this structure, known as a prominence, it is directed along the helical magnetic field of the structure, causing the plasma to rotate and form a vortex.

According to Lasky, he used a solar telescope in his backyard to capture the solar tornado. spaceweather.com.

Space weather experts noted that the vortex was large enough to “swallow the Earth” if our planet were closer to the Sun.

They wrote: “This solar storm system did not throw matter to the Earth,

“Instead, most of the tornado fell back into the sun after a grueling spin.”

Lasky declares them Astrobin profile that they invented their own system for building a solar telescope and filters, because of which they were “banned from astronomical forums.”

However, they state in their biography that “Safety is my #1 priority and everything I do is not safe.”

The video's caption states that

The video’s caption states that “the tortuous and turbulent filaments and ribbons of calcium plasma are seen as white-hot, moving at incredible speeds.”

According to SpaceWeather.com experts, most of the plasma ejection fell back to the surface of the Sun, while the rest of the material was ejected into space.

According to SpaceWeather.com experts, most of the plasma ejection fell back to the surface of the Sun, while the rest of the material was ejected into space.

HOW DOES A SOLAR TWISTER FORM?

Solar tornadoes are formed from “prominences” – masses of superheated charged particles or plasma suspended in the solar atmosphere by the magnetic field of the Sun.

Like the Earth, the Sun is like a huge bar magnet with north and south poles creating a magnetic field.

But the Sun’s magnetic field is about twice as strong as Earth’s and much larger, extending far beyond the solar system’s outermost planet.

The prominence will form a solar tornado when it encounters a spiraling magnetic structure rising up from the sun.

If a huge injection of plasma is fired into the structure, it is guided along a helical magnetic field.

The Sun is experiencing increased activity for several months as it approaches the most active phase of its 11-year solar cycle, which began in 2019 and is expected to peak in 2025.

The Sun’s magnetic poles flip at the peak of the solar cycle, and the solar wind of charged particles carries the magnetic field away from the Sun’s surface and through the Solar System.

This accompanies an increase in solar flares and coronal mass ejections (CMEs) from the surface of the Sun.

A CME is a significant ejection of plasma and an accompanying magnetic field from the solar corona – the outermost part of the solar atmosphere – into the solar wind.

reported yesterday that a dark sunspot directly facing the Earth doubled in size in just 24 hours.

Sunspots are dark areas of the sun where temperatures are cooler than other parts of the surface.

Solar flares and CMEs occur near these dark regions of the star.

When they explode towards the Earth, they can lead to geomagnetic storms that produce beautiful auroras and also pose a danger to power grids and satellites.

Sunspot AR3038 is now said to be three times the size of the Earth and has an unstable magnetic field that contains enough energy to cause brief radio outages.

A dark sunspot facing directly towards the Earth has doubled in size in just 24 hours and could possibly cause mid-range flares in the near future.

A dark sunspot facing directly towards the Earth has doubled in size in just 24 hours and could possibly cause mid-range flares in the near future.

THE SUN: THE STAR IN THE CENTER OF THE SOLAR SYSTEM

The Sun is a G-type main sequence star at the center of the solar system whose radiation makes life possible on Earth.

Sometimes it is called a yellow dwarf, but this is not entirely accurate, since its light is closer to white than to orange.

The star was formed about 4.6 billion years ago as a result of the gravitational collapse of matter in a large molecular cloud.

Much of this matter led to the formation of the star itself, while the rest formed into a disc that orbited the star and eventually merged into the planets, moons, asteroids, and comets that make up the rest of the solar system.

The Sun is 109 times larger than the Earth and has a mass of 330,000 times that of our host planet – in fact, it makes up 99.86% of the mass of the entire solar system, including all objects orbiting it.

The star will reach the red giant phase in about 7 billion years, when there is no longer enough hydrogen in the core to carry out fusion.

In the red giant phase, it will expand to engulf the orbits of Mercury and Venus and render the Earth uninhabitable.

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