Venus - Galileo

High pass filtered color image of Venus from 2.7 million km

Galileo image of Venus taken from 2.7 million km. In order to emphasize cloud features a high-pass spatial filter was applied and the image was colorized blue. The original image was taken through the violet filter. The sub solar point, indicating local noon, is the bright spot at right, and the evening terminator is at left. The clouds are moving to the west (left) at about 100 m/s (230 miles/hr) at the equator. Also visible are the polar hoods at top and bottom. Venus is 12,100 km in diameter and north is up. (Galileo, P-37222)
Larger image: 177K

High resolution tiff file (6.9M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1990-02-15
Distance/Range (km): 2700000.
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: global view, clouds
Instrument: Solid State Imaging CCD Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .46 x .46
Filter: violet
Illumination Incidence Angle (deg): N/A
Phase Angle (deg): N/A
Instrument Look Direction: N/A
Surface Emission Angle (deg): N/A

Ordering Information
CD-ROM Volume: GO_0002 (raw images)
NASA Image ID number: P-37222
Other Image ID number: GLL-V6 SSI
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): 89-084B-10B
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): 89-084B-10C (raw images)
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams,, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander,, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck,

Last updated: 24 September 2015