Range : 1.4 to 2 million miles This series of pictures shows four views of the planet Venus obtained by Galileo's Solid State Imaging System.The pictures in the top row were taken about 4 & 5 days after closest approach; those in the bottom row were taken about 6 days out, 2 hours apart. In these violet-light images, north is at the top and the evening terminator to the left. The cloud features high in the planet's atmosphere rotate from right to left, from the limb through the noon meridian toward the terminator, travelling all the way around the planet once every four days. The motion can be seen by comoparing the last two pictures, taken two hours apart. The other views show entirely different faces of Venus. These photos are part of the 'Venus global circulation' sequence planned by the imaging team.