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Solar tornado - VIDEO PDF Print E-mail
Friday, 11 September 2015 14:27
Giant swirls plasma column in the Sun managed to record on video spacecraft SDO. "The solar tornado" went on for 40 hours. The recording was made from 1 to 3 September. The plasma is thrown up, then under the influence of a powerful magnetic field to go back. The temperature of the plasma observed in the ultraviolet range, was approximately 2.8 million. Degrees Celsius (5 million. Kelvin). This is not the first vortex observed SDO. Previously, the device was watching "tornado" in the last year and in 2011. "Tornado", recorded SDO, five times the size of Earth, and its rotational speed reaches 300 thoUSAnd. Km / h. To compare the speed of a tornado on the planet is about 480 km / h.