Juno's Perijove 17 (Artist's Concept)
Juno's 53-day orbit has presented the opportunity to observe Jupiter's dark side. This animation is an artist's rendition of Juno's inbound -- over Jupiter's north pole -- approach to Perijove 17 (which occurred on Dec. 21, 2018). During the flyby the SRU obtained the closest view of Jupiter's aurora with a visible light imager 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.