For my own record, it is being reported that Jupiter continues to exhibit massive changes. I have a fondness for Jupiter for some reason. It’s my favorite planet in our solar system so maybe I should be there instead of here. 🙂 The Space Weather website names these changes in Jupiter’s atmosphere global upheaval.
The text below and link to picture comes from http://www.spaceweather.com/archive.php?view=1&day=03&month=08&year=2007
RECTANGULAR PLANET: Jupiter is in a state of global upheaval. Cloud belts have been changing colors, cyclonic spots have been jumping cloud belts and reversing their spin. All this activity mesmerized French astronomer Guillaume Bertrand who recently spent four consecutive nights (July 24, 25, 26, 27) photographing Jupiter. He then spread out the images and stitched them into a full-planet map:
“This is how Jupiter looks through my 4.5 inch Newtonian telescope,” says Bertrand. A labeled version of the map shows areas of intense activity. “There are currently two South Tropical Distubances (STrD), a South Equatorial Disturance (SED), and the South Equatorial Belt (SEB) is both fading and reviving at the same time.”
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