About Saturn & Its Moons
Saturn - Recent Discoveries
Saturn has powerful lightning storms, 10,000 times stronger than on Earth, that occur in huge, deep thunderstorms columns nearly as large as the entire Earth. The storms occasionally burst through to the planet's visible cloud tops.
Saturn's auroras vary from day to day as on Earth, but rather than last a few minutes as on Earth, they can continue for days. The Sun's magnetic field and solar wind may have more to do with the aurora than previously believed. (See NASA Spacecraft Help Solve Saturn's Mysterious Auroras.)