PJ22: Northern clouds (enhanced)

2019-11-01 23:24 UT
Credit : NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Björn Jónsson © cc nc sa
Submitted By : Bjorn_Jonsson
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 22

An enhanced orthographic mosaic of images PJ22_20 and PJ22_21. The small and very bright cloud below center is located near planetographic latitude 51.6 degrees north and is about 250 km across. The effects of the varying solar illumination across the image have been removed (otherwise the northern half of the image would be even darker relative to the southern half than it is here). Color variations have been enhanced and the contrast increased. This reveals lots of interesting details, including cloud shadows and evidence of vertical relief in the clouds. Many interesting and beautiful small ovals are also visible. Some of these appear to be connected by 'lanes'. An obvious example is the pair of brownish ovals at upper right. North is up in the image.