The United Kingdom is a terrible place to use a telescope, at least if you consider the weather.

A video on March 17, taken using only an 11-inch telescope, shows a flash of something impacting Jupiter.

Two months later, the video has close to four million views.

A typical telescope swings between different types of observations such as looking at asteroids, peering at nebulas and star clusters in the outer reaches of the galaxy, and doing planetary observations.

Astronomers are hungry for regular observations of planets to provide insights on their weather, their magnetic fields, and other natural processes.

But with limited telescope time available, their views of the planets only come in snatches.

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