White Spot Z [ID: 27]

Coordinates : 37.08° latitude , 260.136° longitude
Submitted by : EthanChappel on 2015-12-20 02:36 UT

Most storms in the North Equatorial Belt usually last a year or so before dissipating. However, White Spot Z has persisted in this area since 1997. We should take a look at it to see if there's something unique about White Spot Z or if its long lifespan is just a fluke.

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  1. comment by Rainbow-Dash on 2020-03-24 14:58 UT

    It might be like "Red Spot Jr." Or it could be like The Great Red Spot :) :) :) :) :) :)

  2. comment by Brynnium on 2019-11-06 21:43 UT

    What interests me most of all about this feature is both the persistence and the color. Color changes with composition, which changes with depth, and I wonder how composition and latitude affect persistence in the spots.

  3. comment by Brynnium on 2019-11-06 21:40 UT

    It would indeed be valuable to understand why and how some features persist in Jupiter's atmosphere. I am curious to know how features further from the equator are affected compared to equatorial features.