Lightning [ID: 4]

Jovian lightning is hard to catch. You have to take lots of images and hope to get lucky enough to catch a flash.

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  1. comment by Polarcuspian on 2022-10-03 12:22 UT

    On earth, tiny compared to Jupiter, we have only one polar cap. There may be a threshold of size for polar caps.

  2. comment by Polarcuspian on 2022-09-28 20:09 UT

    We see the light flashes, yet none talk of glaciers in the sky causing thunder on earth.

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    • comment by Klokun-01 on 2022-09-29 07:18 UT

      focus on the job

  3. comment by Sherenna on 2022-08-02 03:58 UT

    While it would be difficult to capture an image of lightning with a single attempt, perhaps the scope can be narrowed by focusing on areas of higher and lower magnetism or areas where there are higher concentrations of ammonia, potentially helping create "shallow lightning" in the higher reaches of the atmosphere. Even if those images don't capture lightning, they could perhaps still provide some insight, making them worthwhile.

    • comment by Klokun-01 on 2022-09-29 07:20 UT

      very good idea, does the space craft have ways of identifying these areas?