HotSpot [ID: 1048]

Coordinates : 5.49° latitude , 129.312° longitude
Submitted by : Tom on 2017-01-18 23:11 UT

This is the location of the "5-micron hotspots" and Juno will be flying over this region on PJ4. These haven't been imaged up close since the days of the Galileo Mission...

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  1. comment by CCD-97 on 2020-11-15 20:44 UT

    I think this could be a good point to look at. It could possibly contain a large amount of a specific compound, which give it its dark red appearance. This could possibly influence the planets atmosphere. Maybe it could even me a storm of some sort

  2. comment by Huebner-95 on 2020-09-21 17:45 UT

    It might be a storm?

  3. comment by Cucula-89 on 2020-08-10 02:05 UT

    Is there a reason why this area is a darker color compared to the surrounding areas?

  4. comment by Burnashev-97 on 2020-08-10 01:50 UT

    This area is really cool because it stands out compared to its entire surrounding area. I also wonder why it is a hot spot since I have always related heat with lighter and more warm colors. This spot is dark and seems to be like a cool blue.

  5. comment by Jeanmarcmari-99 on 2020-08-10 00:43 UT

    The dark spot appears to be one of two within that region, unless the other darker spot to the left of it is something else. I would have assumed it to be a lighter region not darker.

  6. comment by Jeanmarcmari-99 on 2020-08-10 00:42 UT

    The dark spot appears to be one of two within that region, unless the other darker spot to the left of it is something else. I would have assumed it to be a lighter region not darker.

  7. comment by Katterfeld-37 on 2020-06-06 05:38 UT

    It's such a shocking contrast to see a dark spot like that, what makes it a hotspot? Usually hot things are lighter not darker

  8. comment by Sarahgutman-49 on 2020-06-05 06:44 UT

    The dark spot seems to be one of the most noticeable facets of Jupiter when looked at like this. I wonder what causes the darkening of that area? Super interesting.

  9. comment by Allisonmae-53 on 2020-06-04 19:38 UT

    This dark spot seems to have different activity than usual on the surface of Jupiter.

  10. comment by Godel-28 on 2020-06-01 23:39 UT

    This dark spot is intriguing. I wonder what is happening there.

  11. comment by Brilawrence-02 on 2020-06-01 20:16 UT

    I'm curios what made this spot so much darker than the rest of the spots on Jupiter

  12. comment by Watts-64 on 2020-05-28 23:58 UT

    Even from a distance, it looks like it would be an interesting point to take a closer look at! The color of that point makes it stand apart from other spots on Jupiter

  13. comment by Riema-56 on 2020-05-26 18:27 UT

    I think this is a great point to be analyze on Jupiter. It really stands out compared to other areas of interest

  14. comment by Ekaterina on 2020-05-26 01:17 UT

    Another spot on Jupiter that needs to be analyzed more! It would be cool!

  15. comment by Delemont-03 on 2018-05-13 21:56 UT

    Its really interesting that this hasnt been photographed for so long, I want to see it now that its possible again.

  16. comment by Tucker-41 on 2017-05-14 23:50 UT

    It's amazing that we haven't been able to take any more images since this! I can't wait to it is possible again.

  17. comment by Glenn on 2017-04-28 05:39 UT
    JUNO SPECIALIST

    Maybe the Juno MWR will finally cover one of these completely. They detected a bright (ammonia-dry) region on PJ5 and it's close to a northwest narrow extension of a similar region. I'd like to see a close-up of this area and the one next to it in case they hit it one squarely this time.

  18. comment by Glenn on 2017-01-19 01:31 UT
    JUNO SPECIALIST

    This blue-gray region probably corresponds to a 5-micron "hot spot", a region that is so devoid of clouds and gaseous absorption by ammonia and phosphine that it produced a clear region that allows thermal radiation from the warm depth of Jupiter we don't usually see. The Galileo probe descended into one of these in 1995, so they are of really great interest. If we observe this region, it will be the first time one has been observed up close since imaged by the Galileo orbiter, and JunoCam will be much higher resolution that the Galileo Solid State Imager (SSI).