Southern Hemisphere Views
This image was captured by the JunoCam imager aboard NASA's Juno spacecraft on April 10, 2020, during the mission's 25th science pass of Jupiter. Oval BA, a large muddy circle of clouds near the upper-left of picture, is a storm approximately the same size as Earth. The bright storm below and to the right of Oval BA is one of Jupiter's "string of pearls" — massive counterclockwise rotating storms that appear as white ovals in the gas giant's southern hemisphere.
The original JunoCam image used to produce this view was taken from an altitude of about 400,000 miles (64,500 kilometers) above Jupiter's cloud tops. Citizen scientist Rita Najm processed the images to enhance the color and contrast.
Juno's elliptical orbit around Jupiter is evolving gradually as the perijove (closest approach) point moves farther north on each pass. Shorter closer views in the north are accompanied by a longer duration, more distant perspective, for viewing the southern hemisphere. These changes in perspective give us ever new views of this beautiful giant and its huge storms.
JunoCam's raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at https://missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam/processing. More information about NASA citizen science can be found at https://science.nasa.gov/citizenscience and https://www.nasa.gov/solve/opportunities/citizenscience.