A space hurricane was identified approximately 620 miles above the North Pole. Scientists claim it to be a whirling mass of plasma. This hurricane occurred in August 2014, but scientists did not know it occurred until a few days earlier. An international team of researchers were studying satellite observations from 2014 and noticed this phenomenon.
“Until now, it was uncertain that space plasma hurricanes even existed, so to prove this with such a striking observation is incredible,” said Mike Lockwood, a space scientist at the United Kingdom’s University of Reading and a co-author of the study.
“You could see flows of plasma going around, which were like the winds of the space hurricane,” he said. “These flows were strongest at the edge and decreased as you moved toward the eye in the centre, before picking up again on the other side, just like the flow of air in a regular hurricane”, said Larry Lyons, a professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles. It lasted for about eight hours and would have been visible to anyone with the naked eye, but due to the latitude, no one saw it. However, check the video below for the visual: