Juno's PJ45 Europa flyby (speeded up by a factor of 3)

2022-10-21 00:48 UT
Credit : NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Björn Jónsson © cc nc sa
Submitted By : Bjorn_Jonsson
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 45

This is an animation of Juno's close flyby of Europa that occurred on September 29, 2022. The speed of the animation has been increased by a factor of 3 relative to the real speed of Juno's flyby. This was done because otherwise, the latter half of the animation appears very slow.

The animation is based on the four images obtained by JunoCam during the flyby. The animation starts on Europa's night side shortly after closest approach and 93 seconds before the first image (image PJ45_1) was obtained. This means that in this animation, the first image was obtained at 00:31. It ends when the last image (image PJ45_4) was obtained.

This animation has a field of view of 80 degrees. North is up.