As technologically advanced as we believe ourselves to be, there are still some sights... some spectacular sights in the world of nature... that rightfully leave us stunned and in awe.
The sight of a double rainbow... the Aurora Borealis... the sheer size and enormity of the Earth as seen from space... snow-covered mountains... vast, expansive deserts... the list could go on.
We can now add another to that.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has posted a wonderful video... of a tornado on the surface of the Sun!
The video shows the Sun's plasma sliding and spinning around in the star's magnetic fields for 30 hours earlier this month.
In a report by Fox News, Terry Kucera - a solar physicist with NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center - said the tornado might be as large as the Earth itself. In addition, the phenomenon on the Sun could have wind gusts of up to 300,000 miles per hour. By comparison, the strongest tornadoes on earth clock in at a relatively paltry (though incredibly destructive) 300 mph.
Check Out the Video Here...
Credit: NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory