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Stunning 300,000-mile long ‘lightning’ streaks across the Sun – can you spot it?

EXPERTS have spotted a colossal ‘lightning bolt’ shoot across the Sun.

The discharge is thought to be a staggering 300,000 miles long.


Can you spot the zig-zagged bolt?Credit: NASA

That’s a lot bigger than any kind of lightning we get here on Earth.

The stunning phenomenon was spotted on the Sun’s atmosphere on January 19.

It shows a massive zig-zag move downwards from the top half of our solar system’s star.

The moment was done and over within a matter of seconds.

It apparently connects two sunspots known as AR3192 and AR3190.

The images were captured by Nasa’s Solar Dynamics Observatory.

The mission has been observing the Sun since 2010., who spotted the bolt, reports that no coronal mass ejection (CME) or other debris came out of the area as a result.

“Currents and hot plasma were contained inside the crooked channel,” the site said.

According to the Guinness World Records, the biggest single bolt ever recorded here on Earth was 477 miles long.

That’s the is equivalent of the distance between New York City and Columbus, Ohio.

The bolt stretched across three states – Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi – on April 29, 2020.

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