Voting Round :

PJ30 Encounter

CLOSED : 2020-11-08 00:00:00
Perijove on : 2020-11-08 01:49 UT
About This Round
There are no good opportunities for satellite imaging on this pass so all JunoCam’s data volume will be devoted to imaging Jupiter. The sequence begins with lightning search images a few hours from perijove as Juno approaches Jupiter from the night side. The northern circumpolar cyclones come into view at about 40 min before closest approach. JunoCam images will go through a range of levels of Time-Delayed-Integration to achieve long exposures to image close to the terminator. Some levels will over-expose the limb, but it is worth it to see the clouds near the edge of darkness. Next JunoCam will image the turbulent storms known as the “Folded Filamentary Regions”, followed by the northern jets, as Juno sweeps rapidly across the northern hemisphere. Perijove occurs over Jet N2 at a latitude of ~30N. The spacecraft departs over the southern hemisphere at a more leisurely pace allowing us to schedule multiple images of the equatorial zone, the South Temperate Belt, the white ovals in the string of pearls, and finally the southern circumpolar cyclones. Lightning searches on the dark side in the southern hemisphere end the sequence.
Perijove Predict Map
About Perijove Predict Maps

Every perijove pass we have the challenge of predicting where Points of Interest will be as the different zones of the planet have different wind velocities. This map shows our effort to rotate the latitudinal zones with their different wind speeds to predict what will be under the Juno groundtrack.

Winner Selection
The slow pass over Jupiter's southern hemisphere with lots of repeat coverage enables study of the dynamics of Jupiter's storms and jets. Conversely the low pass over the northern hemisphere will give us the highest resolution images ever of Jupiter's northern storms.


Voting has closed for this round. Winners are still being selected by the Mission Juno Team. Please Check back soon!

Storm Movies

Timelapse sequences to see clouds in motion
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Trying to capture a flash
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