Jupiter's Violent Storms
March 19, 2003
This Voyager 2 image shows the region of Jupiter extending from the equator to the southern polar latitudes in the neighborhood of the Great Red Spot. A white oval, different from the one observed in a similar position at the time of the Voyager 1 encounter, is situated south of the Great Red Spot. The region of white clouds now extends from east of the red spot and around its northern boundary, preventing small cloud vortices from circling the feature. The picture was taken on July 3 from 6 million kilometers (3.72 million miles).
Topics: Voyager program, Moons of Jupiter, United States, Hospitality Recreation, Great Dark Spot, Atmosphere of Jupiter, Vortex, Thunderstorm, Planetary atmospheres, Voyager 1, Voyager 2, Io, Jupiter