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Jupiter Night and Day

NASA/JPL/University of Arizona2001-01-23

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NASA
Washington, DC, United States

Day and night side narrow angle images taken on January 1, 2001 illustrating storms visible on the day side which are the sources of visible lightning when viewed on the night side. The images have been enhanced in contrast. Note the two day-side occurrences of high clouds, in the upper and lower parts of the image, are coincident with lightning storms seen on the darkside. The storms occur at 34.5 degrees and 23.5 degrees North latitude, within one degree of the latitudes at which similar lightning features were detected by the Galileo spacecraft. The images were taken at different times. The storms' longitudinal separation changes from one image to the next because the winds carrying them blow at different speeds at the two latitudes.

http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA02878

Details

  • Title: Jupiter Night and Day
  • Creator: NASA/JPL/University of Arizona
  • Date Created: 2001-01-23
  • Rights: JPL

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