Gigantic Thunderstorms NW of Great Red Spot. [ID: 175]

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Submitted by : Andrew-R-Brown on 2016-06-20 17:24 UT

This area may be of interest as it is at times home to some of the largest thunderstorms known in the solar system, and certainly provide upwellings of gas to fuel the GRS when it cools. Perhaps both daytime and night-time views. as lightning may be visible.

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  1. comment by montoyaoPH104013 on 2020-05-27 04:57 UT

    I'm curious about the characteristics of a Jupiter thunderstorm, 1. because of the extreme differences between Jupiter and Earth's environments, and 2. because these thunderstorms are apparently the largest known in the solar system.

  2. comment by Iga-94 on 2020-05-26 21:49 UT

    I wonder if whatever is in the red spot is what is causing these massive storms?

  3. comment by Denoyelle-88 on 2020-05-26 18:05 UT

    The thunderstorms on Earth can be bad enough, so I wonder how intense they are on Jupiter given the much harsher conditions and chemical composition