Great Dark Spot and Scooter
March 17, 2003
This image of clouds in Neptune's atmosphere is the first that tests the accuracy of the weather forecast that was made eight days earlier to select targets for the Voyager narrow angle camera. Three of the four targeted features are visible in this photograph; all three are close to their predicted locations. The Great Dark Spot with its bright white companion is slightly to the left of center.
Topics: Hospitality Recreation, Great Dark Spot, Vortices, Neptune, Exploration of Neptune, Planetary atmospheres, Cassini–Huygens, Weather