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Question Lightning on Jupiter

Nov 25, 2019
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If the atmosphere of Jupiter is largely made up of hydrogen and helium - how is it that the powerful and frequent lightning does not cause them to ignite?
 
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rod

Oct 22, 2019
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If the atmosphere of Jupiter is largely made up of hydrogen and helium - how is it that the powerful and frequent lightning does not cause them to ignite?
On Earth we have plenty of oxygen for hydrogen to burn (we breathe oxygen). What about Jupiter? How far away from Earth is Jupiter?
 

rod

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Ahh I forgot about the oxygen.... should have paid attention at school.
630 million to 690 million Km away?
Very good. Jupiter is presently 921.67E+8 km distance from Earth positioned in Sagittarius. Jupiter will set at my location this evening near 1800 EST. Stellarium ephemeris, Starry Night Pro Plus 8, Sky & Telescope December 2019 planets ephemerides show Jupiter about 6.161 a.u. from Earth, 5.238 a.u. from the Sun. Earth and Jupiter both move around the Sun in the heliocentric solar system :) In the flat earth community, Jupiter could be a very small light only 3,000 miles or so above the flat disk earth moving in a circle :)
 

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