PJ53: Cloud motion over about 20 hours, RGB, cylindrical

2023-08-14 17:28 UT
Credit : NASA / JPL / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt © cc by
Submitted By : Maquet-80
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 53

The underlying motivation for this animation is just to see whether cloud motion can be percepted in JunoCam images over more than one Jupiter rotation.

The observational conditions are changing rapidly. However, it turns out that it's possible to map-project and post-process the JunoCam images in a way that we can perceive cloud motion over at least three Jupiter rotations.

We have short-term observations of clouds by close-up observations, and a long-term observation over several PJs up to years. This kind of products fills in an intermediate time-scale of a few Jupiter rotations.