PIA00019: Cloud Layers East of the Great Red Spot

Cloud Layers East of the Great Red Spot


This color view of the region just to the East of the Great Red Spot was taken by Voyager 1 on March 4, 1979 at a distance of 1,000,000 miles (1,800,000 km). Differences in cloud color may indicate relative heights of the cloud layers but the exact relationship between color and height has not yet been established. The smallest clouds seen in this picture are approximately 20 miles (30 km) across.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 1
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Extra Keywords Atmosphere, Color, Storm
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1996-01-29
Date in Caption 1979-03-04
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00019
Identifier PIA00019