Jupiter - Voyager 1

Jupiter's Great Red Spot and White Oval

This image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot and one of its white ovals was taken on 1 March 1979 from a distance of 4.3 million km. The white ovals appear to be long-lived features similar in nature to the Great Red Spot. They were seen to form in 1939 and 1940 and have persisted since that time. Features as small as 80 km across can be resolved in this image. The white oval is roughly 12000 km across and north is at about 10:30. (Voyager 1, P-21181)
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High resolution tif file (1.1M)

Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-03-01
Distance/Range (km): 4,300,000
Central Latitude/Longitude (deg): N/A
Orbit(s): Flyby

Imaging Information
Area or Feature Type: great red spot, clouds
Instrument: Narrow Angle Vidicon Camera
Instrument Resolution (pixels): 800 x 800, 8 bit
Instrument Field of View (deg): .424 x .424
Filter: 2 filters
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: N/A
NASA Image ID number: P-21181
Other Image ID number: FDS 16291.01, FDS 16291.03
NSSDC Data Set ID (Photo): NSD XD-12A
NSSDC Data Set ID (CD): N/A
Other ID: N/A


[NASA Logo] Authors/Curators:

Dave Williams, dave.williams@nasa.gov, (301) 286-1258
Code 690.1, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

Jay Friedlander, jay.s.friedlander@nasa.gov, (301) 286-7172
Code 612.4, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
Greenbelt, MD 20771, USA

NASA Official: Ed Grayzeck, edwin.j.grayzeck@nasa.gov

Last updated: 24 September 2015