Rare Giant Solar Tornado Caught on Tape
Description: This is the first time giant solar twister has been caught on video. Solar tornadoes, known as solar prominences, are shaped by the sun's magnetic field and often occur during coronal mass ejections -- huge explosions of solar plasma. The speed of swirling solar gases can sometimes reach several thousand miles per hour.
CaptainTsirk Uploaded 03/29/2012