- Earth has some very severe weather conditions – hurricanes, earthquakes and tsunamis can be catastrophic – but it is better to live here than to other planets.
- The worst storms of the Earth are nothing compared to the rain with sulfuric acid in Venus, with towering dusts on Mars or with ultrasonic winds at Poseidon.
- Watch the video above to see how good we have here on Earth.
The following is a copy of the video.
Sulfuric acid rains from the sky. Epic dust storms have been coming for months. And gigantic hurricanes that could swallow the whole earth. If you think the Earth has bad weather, think again.
Mercury now has no atmosphere and therefore there is no real time to talk. But we would feel the full load of the most powerful storms in our solar system called coronal mass ejections. These explosive storms are formed in the Sun and bathe the surface of Mercury in high-energy radiation. So if oxygen deficiency and extreme temperatures do not kill you, the radiation will definitely be.
But this is not such a big problem for Aphrodite. After all, the whole planet is covered by clouds. The bad news is that they are toxic. These rain clouds sulfuric acid that is so corrosive will eat through your skin upon contact.
On Mars the surface is rocky and desolate. Thus, the wind can stir the loose ground, creating gigantic powder daishes twice the height of Mt. Everest. But this is nothing compared to the dust storms that sometimes flood the whole planet for months at a time.
And the weather in Zeus is no better. Of course, there is the Big Red Point. A storm-like storm that lived for at least 300 years. But there is another storm in Jupiter that is just as strong. At wind speeds twice as fast as a hurricane of category 5. Her name is Oval BA. But it's usually called Little Red Spot. Although it is about the size of the Earth. And it's growing in size since astronomers discovered it in 2000.
Next door is a bigger phenomenon: Saturn's north pole hosts a giant current called "Hexagon". Each of its six separate sides is larger than Earth itself! And at its center is a massive, rotating cloud system. This is 50 times larger than the average eye of a hurricane on Earth.
Moving right. Then up: Uranus. If you look at its slope, you will notice that Uranus is spinning on its side! This makes its seasons more extreme than anywhere else in the solar system. For example, winter has no sunlight. And because Uranus is so far from the sun, winter lasts the equivalent of 21 years of Earth. This is 21 years with temperatures that can reach as low as -216 degrees Celsius.
Last but not least is Neptune. You will want to pack a windbreaker for this visit. Named "the most nervous planet", the strongest winds of Neptune can exceed 1,930 km / h. This is one and a half times the speed of sound on Earth. And fast enough to fly from New York to Los Angeles in just 2.3 hours.
So maybe acid rain, towering dust dips and ultra-fast winds make the weather of our planet seem a bit more beautiful – not very warm, not very cold, not very windy. Just right.
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