PIA09236: A Day on Jupiter (Animation)

A Day on Jupiter (Animation)


This "movie" strings 11 images of Jupiter captured by the New Horizons Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) on January 9, 2007, when the spacecraft was about 80 million kilometers (49.6 million miles) from the giant planet. The sequence covers a full 10-hour rotation of Jupiter, during which the moons Ganymede and Io -- as well as the shadows they cast on Jupiter -- move across the camera's field of view.

Cataloging Keywords:

Name Value Additional Values
Target Jupiter Ganymede, Io
System Jupiter
Target Type Planet Satellite
Mission New Horizons
Instrument Host New Horizons
Host Type Flyby Spacecraft
Instrument Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI)
Extra Keywords Grayscale, Movie, Shadow, Visual
Acquisition Date
Release Date 2007-04-02
Date in Caption 2007-01-09
Image Credit NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Source photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09236
Identifier PIA09236