Hubble New Jupiter Potrait Great Red Spot
NASA has just released a new portrait of Jupiter as captured by the Hubble Space Telescope on June 27, 2019. We get a stunning look at gas giant’s famous Great Red Spot, and an intense color palette in the clouds swirling above Jupiter’s turbulent atmosphere than. The bands, which flow in opposite directions at various latitudes, are created by differences in the thickness and height of the ammonia ice clouds. Read more for a video and additional information.



The most stand-out features in the portrait are the rich colors of the clouds moving toward the Great Red Spot, a storm rolling counterclockwise between two bands of clouds. The red band that you see above and to the right (northeast) of the Great Red Spot contains clouds moving westward and around the north of the giant tempest, while white clouds to the left (southwest) are moving eastward to the south of the spot. Both are separated by winds that can hit speeds of up to 400 miles per hour.