North Pole on Jupiter [ID: 194]

Coordinates : 50.526° latitude , 282.708° longitude
Submitted by : Hegel-08 on 2016-06-28 13:40 UT

To capture the auroras on this amazing giant world.

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  1. comment by PatrickHunt82 on 2017-01-23 06:12 UT

    I think the poles would be great places to study! We focus on poles on the inter planets and moons, and they are not as spectacular or have the activity that Jupiters have!

  2. comment by Sinay-65 on 2017-01-21 08:04 UT

    No, Santa lives in northern Finland...

  3. comment by Acacia-84 on 2016-10-22 19:24 UT

    is there a santa on jupiter's north pole?

  4. comment by Tantalus-00 on 2016-09-04 00:40 UT

    No hexagon! Mystery solved!

  5. comment by Kyusakamoto-79 on 2016-07-16 05:01 UT

    Will be interesting to see if there is a hexagon feature here as there is on Saturn.

  6. comment by Pal'chikov-74 on 2016-07-11 23:00 UT

    The ISS astronauts capture aurora regularly on camera, so it should be possible to capture Jupiter's aurora with Juno. If this is possible, we should definitely consider doing this - it could become one of the most iconic images of the space age!

  7. comment by Bathompson-46 on 2016-07-07 11:08 UT

    This area is just as important as the Red Eye

  8. comment by Parsec-71 on 2016-07-07 08:17 UT

    I am also excited about the possibility of images of the auroras in the visible spectrum. Especially in combination with the other instruments that juno has (in this case especially JADE UVS and MAG) we could obtain almost a complete set of relevant data. I am not sure though whether all these instruments can run at the same time but as I understand there is enough time over the pole to make measurements consecutively.

    Although I am in favour of the general target of this picture I am not entirely sure about the exact latitude and longitude. One of the most interesting features whithin the aurora are the wandering bright spots in the aurora caused by jupiters moons. To capture an image of one of these spots with its tail would be really interesting.

    Here is a link: http://www.nasa.gov/feature/goddard/2016/hubble-captures-vivid-auroras-in-jupiter-s-atmosphere

    As the orbits of jupiters moons are known and we have Hubbles images maybe we could predict the position of one of these bright spots to make an image with juno.

  9. comment by Cernice-17 on 2016-07-06 16:04 UT

    Hexagons on Jupiter?

  10. comment by Bornholm-04 on 2016-07-06 02:17 UT

    This area is just as important as the Red Eye. Has this always been the North Pole for Jupiter if not where else?

  11. comment by Imogene-64 on 2016-07-06 02:08 UT

    Aurauras are sooooooo beautiful!

  12. comment by Pushkin-86 on 2016-07-06 01:39 UT

    I would love to see the aurorae

  13. comment by Phyleus-26 on 2016-07-04 13:39 UT

    Auroras! We just spotted them with Hubble, And some close up pics would be great!