Dramatic atmospheric features in Jupiter’s northern hemisphere are captured in this view from NASA’s Juno spacecraft. The new perspective shows swirling clouds that surround a circular feature within a jet stream region called “Jet N6.”
This colour-enhanced image was taken at 1720 GMT on 12 February 2019, as the spacecraft performed its 18th close flyby of the gas giant planet. At the time, Juno was about 13,000 kilometres (8,000 miles) from the planet’s cloud tops, above a latitude of approximately 55 degrees north.
Citizen scientist Kevin M. Gill created this image using data from the spacecraft’s JunoCam imager. The image has been rotated approximately 100 degrees to the right.
Image: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Kevin M. Gill.