This image, taken by the JunoCam imager on NASA’s Juno
spacecraft, highlights a swirling storm just south of one of the white oval
storms on Jupiter.
The image was taken on March 27, 2017, at 2:12 a.m. PDT (5:12
a.m. EDT), as the Juno spacecraft performed a close flyby of Jupiter. At the
time the image was taken, the spacecraft was about 12,400 miles (20,000
kilometers) from the planet.
scientist Jason Major enhanced the color and contrast in this image, turning
the picture into a Jovian work of art. He then cropped it to focus our
attention on this beautiful example of Jupiter’s spinning storms.