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Just check out this STUNNING Solar Tornado

A solar tornado made up of solar particles shooting from the Sun’s surface has been captured by an astronomer days after a giant sunspot was found in the solar region 3038. A video has also been captured in stunning detail. Check out the solar tornado below.
By: SHAURYA TOMER
Updated on: Jun 30 2022, 10:48 IST
The solar tornado which emerged was huge in size and reached as high as 20000 km above the Sun. The video shows the solar tornado rising from the surface of the Sun. (Apollo Lasky)
1/5 The solar tornado which emerged was huge in size and reached as high as 20000 km above the Sun. The video shows the solar tornado rising from the surface of the Sun. (Apollo Lasky)
The stunning video was captured by astrophotographer Apollo Laski of Naperville, Illinois, USA on June 21. Lasky used a backyard solar telescope to capture this stunning solar flare event. (Pixabay)
2/5 The stunning video was captured by astrophotographer Apollo Laski of Naperville, Illinois, USA on June 21. Lasky used a backyard solar telescope to capture this stunning solar flare event. (Pixabay)
According to Spaceweather.com, the plasma ejection from the surface of the Sun is part of a 'solar storm system'. This was such a huge solar tornado that if Earth was nearer to it, then it would have been destroyed in a moment. (Pixabay)
3/5 According to Spaceweather.com, the plasma ejection from the surface of the Sun is part of a 'solar storm system'. This was such a huge solar tornado that if Earth was nearer to it, then it would have been destroyed in a moment. (Pixabay)
According to NASA, Solar tornadoes are basically due to the spiral-shaped magnetic structures that rise from the surface of the Sun and are rooted to the Sun’s surface at both ends which makes it swirl like a tornado. When a series of plasma shorts inside this structure, it moves along with the structure's helical magnetic field. This is what causes the plasma to rotate and form a 'twister'- a tornado. (NASA)
4/5 According to NASA, Solar tornadoes are basically due to the spiral-shaped magnetic structures that rise from the surface of the Sun and are rooted to the Sun’s surface at both ends which makes it swirl like a tornado. When a series of plasma shorts inside this structure, it moves along with the structure's helical magnetic field. This is what causes the plasma to rotate and form a 'twister'- a tornado. (NASA)

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A couple of days ago, a giant sunspot AR3038 was found on the surface of the Sun which has doubled in size, increasing the concern of scientists. It is being closely monitored since it is directly facing the Earth. (NASA)
5/5 A couple of days ago, a giant sunspot AR3038 was found on the surface of the Sun which has doubled in size, increasing the concern of scientists. It is being closely monitored since it is directly facing the Earth. (NASA)
First Published Date: 30 Jun, 10:48 IST
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