Jupiter - Voyager 2

The Great Red Spot and white oval on Jupiter

Image showing the Great Red Spot and a white oval, taken by Voyager 2 from a distance of 6 million km on 3 July 1979, six days before its closest approach to Jupiter. The white oval is not the same structure seen on the Voyager 1 images taken a few months earlier, and other aspects of the atmosphere have changed slightly since Voyager 1's flyby. The Great Red Spot is about 12,000 km from top to bottom and north is at 11:00. (Voyager 2, P-21742)
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Location & Time Information
Date/Time (UT): 1979-07-03
Distance/Range (km): 6,000,000
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: N/A
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-21742
Other Image ID number:
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