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The Sun As Art
Space tornado


Visualisation of a close-up region in our advanced 3D numerical simulations of a magnetic tornado in the solar atmosphere. The spiral lines represent the velocity field in the tornado vortex. The images contain the observed swirl signature (top, bluish) and the Sun's surface (bottom, reddish). Credit: Wedemeyer-Böhm et al. (2012). Image produced with VAPOR.


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