The rare moment of a Meteor exploding on Jupiter

A photographer caught on video a meteor that just exploded on Jupiter.

Ethan Chappel in Texas caught the incredibly rare moment when a meteor exploded in the planet’s thick upper atmosphere, on 2019-08-07 at 4:07 UTC.



He wrote on Twitter:

“Imaged Jupiter tonight. Looks awfully like an impact flash in the [southern equatorial belt].”



Just watch. On the brown streak of cloud just below the equator, to the far left, a spot visibly brightens before fading – nothing like any of Jupiter’s normal processes, such as lightning or aurora.