A space weather physicist, Dr. Tamitha Skov, recently posted a video to her Twitter handler that showed a huge filament of solar plasma had broken off the surface of the sun.

Scientists are now trying to analyze the mechanism behind it, but no doubt the video has stunned the space community.

The video shows: “Much of the sun has broken away from the surface and is orbiting the north pole like a vortex of powerful winds.”

In her tweet, Tamitha Skov wrote: “Talk about polar vortex! Material from a northern prominence has just detached from the main filament and is now circulating in a huge polar vortex around our star’s north pole. Implications for understanding the atmospheric dynamics of the sun above 55° here cannot be overstated!”

In a subsequent tweet, she wrote: “More observations from the #SolarPolarVortex reveal that it took about 8 hours for material to travel around the pole at about 60 degrees latitude. This means that an upper bound for the estimate of horizontal wind speed in this case is 96 kilometers per second or 60 miles per second. second!”

She even posted a YouTube video explaining the special section on vortex observation.

Scott McIntosh, a solar physicist and deputy director at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado, told Space.com that “Although he has never seen such a vortex, something strange happens at the sun’s 55-degree latitudes with clockwork regularity once every solar cycle, the 11-year period marked by an ebb and flow in sunspot generation. and outbursts.”

“The ‘hedge in the solar plasma’ appears every 11 years exactly at the latitude of 55 degrees around the sun’s polar crowns.”

“Once in every solar cycle it forms at the latitude of 55 degrees and starts marching up towards the solar poles. It’s very curious. There’s a big ‘why’ question surrounding it. Why does it only move to the pole once and then disappears and then magically reappears three or four years later in the same region?”

Space scientists are now analyzing the strange event to gather more details and paint a clearer picture.