The National Institute for Astronomical Research (NARIT) published images of the “Jet N7” region, a region with a turbulent atmosphere near the north pole of Jupiter. (about 69°N) Its appearance resembles a hairy face. In fact, it can be said to be the result of “Pareidolia,” a psychological phenomenon through which our brains attempt to make sense of our surroundings. Then imagine what happens that looks like a face or different shapes. Although this image is just the dividing line between Jupiter’s day and night hemispheres. Moreover, the angle of incidence of sunlight reveals turbulent clouds and storms. Helping astronomers better study Jupiter’s atmosphere.
This image was taken by the JunoCam camera on the Juno spacecraft during its 54th orbit around Jupiter, about 7,700 kilometers above the atmosphere, on September 7, 2023. It was processed by citizen scientist Vladimir Tarasov, and uses raw files, which are the original files. Data from publicly accessible JunoCam cameras.
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As for Jupiter, it is about to orbit at its closest position to Earth this year on November 3, 2023. This is a good opportunity for anyone who wants to observe or take pictures on that day. When the sun sets, Jupiter will appear shining in the east. They can be observed with the naked eye all night until dawn if you look through a telescope 4 inches in diameter with a magnification of 30 times or more. The four Galilean moons can be observed: Io, Europa, Ganymede, Callisto, and Jupiter’s beautiful cloud belts. If you use 100x magnification or more, you can see the big red spot. A giant tornado 1.3 times the size of Earth can be clearly seen.
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CR: Thank you for the information and pictures. Nareit National Institute for Astronomical Research
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