At https://spaceweather.com [25th September 2021] we have a short video clip by a photographer in Puerto Rica using a Sony A7 camera. He shows the growth of a gigantic let of plasma in the sky shooting up above the Virgin Islands – just ahead of a tropical storm. The jets connect the surface with the ionosphere.
At https://phys.org/news/2021-09-earth-venus-grew-rambunctious-planets.html … researchers using computer simulation have discovered the planets residing in the inner solar system were likely subjected to repeated hits and collisions – many a moon ago. The findings challenge the conventional view, we are told.