This video shows the giant storm system - similar to a hurricane here on Earth - orbiting directly above the north pole of Saturn. The central vortex has a diameter of 2000 km and the hexagonal north polar region has a diameter of about 20000 km; the Earth would fit into this region twice. We also show an image of Saturn's storm system with more information about the hurricane. The reason for the shape of this storm system is still not fully understood.


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The Storm System at Saturn’s North Pole (video)
Video credit: NASA / JPL-Caltech / Space Science Institute
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