Something Strange Is Happening On The Sun, And We’ve Never Seen It Before

  • This past week, a part of the sun’s surface broke off and started circling the sun’s north pole almost as if it were a giant polar vortex––and scientists don’t know why.
  • Space weather forecaster Tamitha Skov posted a video of the phenomena to Twitter, sharing her excitement.
  • “Talk about Polar Vortex! Material from a northern prominence just broke away from the main filament & is now circulating in a massive polar vortex around the north pole of our Star,” she wrote. “Implications for understanding the Sun’s atmospheric dynamics above 55° here cannot be overstated!”
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