"For a 30 hour spell (Feb 7-8, 2012) the Solar Dynamics Observatory captured plasma caught in a magnetic dance across the Sun's surface. The results closely resemble extreme tornadic activity on Earth."For those of us who like to show brief videos to break up the class time, this one's a pain in the buttocks as it will switch to a new video if you let it go all the way to the end, forcing you to refresh the page.
Thursday, February 23, 2012
Tornados on the Sun
Space.com posts a video showing a "tornado" on the sun: