A big storm, by definition, on mighty Jupiter

Swirling clouds define a huge storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere, captured by NASA’s Juno spacecraft on 7 February during the probe’s 11th close flyby of the giant planet. When the photo was taken, Juno was 12,195 kilometres (7,578 miles) from Jupiter’s cloud tops at 49.2 degrees north latitude.

Citizen scientist Matt Brealey processed the raw image from Juno with colour adjustment by Gustavo B C. Raw images from the JunoCam imager are available for public processing.

A titanic storm in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere, imaged by NASA’s Juno probe and processed by citizen scientists. Image: NASA