PIA00458: Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt

Jupiter’s North Equatorial Belt


This image returned by Voyager 2 shows one of the long dark clouds observed in the North Equatorial Belt of Jupiter. A high, white cloud is seen moving over the darker cloud, providing an indication of the structure of the cloud layers. Thin white clouds are also seen within the dark cloud.

At right, blue areas, free of high clouds, are seen. This photo was taken on July 6 from a distance of 3.2 million kilometers.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet
Mission Voyager
Instrument Host Voyager 2
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS)
Extra Keywords Color
Acquisition Date
Release Date 1996-09-26
Date in Caption
Image Credit NASA/JPL
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA00458
Identifier PIA00458