When you think you might know how big the sun really is, maybe you'll want to think again...
A giant swirling vortex of plasma has been captured shooting from the
Sun. The mind-blowing time-lapse footage shows a solar twister that’s the equivalent of a burning hot 12,000-mile tall tornado. The stunning video was captured by astronomer Apollo Lasky.
According to SpaceWeather.com, Lasky captured the solar twister on June 21, the summer solstice and longest day of the calendar year.
The ejection was said to be part of a “solar storm system” and was large enough to “swallow the Earth” if we were closer.
Luckily, the eruption wasn’t facing Earth. In fact, most of the plasma ejection fell back to the solar surface. The rest of the solar material was hurled into space.
You figure out how the guy was able to get the pictures if the thing wasn't facing towards us...