Lightning on Jupiter

A bolt of lightning can be seen in this view of a storm near Jupiter’s north pole, NASA’s Juno mission observed the glow from a bolt of lightning. Lightning on Earth originates from water clouds, and it’s most common near the equator. Lightning on Jupiter also occurs in clouds containing an ammonia-water solution, and it occurs most often near the poles. The image was taken by the Juno spacecraft about 32,000 km above the cloud tops.

Image Credit: NASA

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