Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt /Seán Doran
Aug. 17, 2017

The tumultuous Great Red Spot is fading from our Juno spacecraft’s view of Jupiter in this July 10 view of the planet. Created by citizen scientists, the dynamic bands of the southern region of Jupiter come into focus here with north on the left of the image, and south on the right.

This striking Jovian vista was created by citizen scientists Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.

   This enhanced-color image of Jupiter’s Great Red Spot was created by citizen scientist Jason Major using data from the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno spacecraft.
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Jason Major

The tumultuous Great Red Spot is fading from Juno’s view while the dynamic bands of the southern region of Jupiter come into focus. North is to the left of the image, and south is on the right.

View from NASA’s Eyes on the Solar System. July 4, 2016           
Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech

The image was taken on July 10, 2017 at 7:12 p.m. PDT (10:12 p.m. EDT), as the Juno spacecraft performed its seventh close flyby of Jupiter. At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was 10,274 miles (16,535 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet at a latitude of -36.9 degrees.

JunoCam’s raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at:

JunoCam

More information about Juno is at:

NASA Mission to Juno