The gigantic solar tornado that could devour five Earths:
For the first time ever,
a massive solar tornado was caught on camera,
dramatizing the hellish power of the sun.
This isn’t a garden variety twister:
This gargantuan writhing mass of super-scorching gas,
many times the width of our planet,
extended 125,000 miles from the sun’s surface,
or about half the distance between the Earth and the moon,
and its temperature ranged from 90,000 to 3.6 million degrees Fahrenheit.
And while our tornados top out at 150 miles per hour,
this monster — referred to by scientists as a “beast” — reached
an estimated speed of 186,000 miles per hour. Solar Dynamics Laboratory
captured the twister on camera in February 2012
The things my nightmares are made off.