Dark Side Courtesy of Jupiter's Moon
Juno's Radiation Monitoring Investigation used the Stellar Reference Unit (SRU) star camera to collect this high resolution image of the dark side of Jupiter during Perijove 11 on Feb. 7, 2018. The clouds are illuminated by moonlight from Jupiter's moon Io and the two bright spots are flashes of Jovian lightning. Juno was 41,000 miles (66,000 kilometers) from the cloud tops when this SRU image was collected. This is the closest view of Jupiter's lightning from a visible light camera to date.
JunoCam's raw images are available at www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam for the public to peruse and process into image products.
NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory manages the Juno mission for the principal investigator, Scott Bolton, of Southwest Research Institute in San Antonio. Juno is part of NASA's New Frontiers Program, which is managed at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Alabama, for NASA's Science Mission Directorate. Lockheed Martin Space Systems, Denver, built the spacecraft. Caltech in Pasadena, California, manages JPL for NASA.