Campaigns are topics for discussion, and may become candidates for targeting during Perijove passes.
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Cylindrical Map

We use images from amateur astronomers (uploaded on the Planning page) to create a new cylindrical map every 14 days. This is the latest one! We have identified long-lived storms as Points of Interest (POI’S) and invite you to share your thoughts about them.
spot turbulance [ID: 11] - currently : -10.71° latitude, 116.424° longitude A Whirl of a Pearl [ID: 1181] - currently : -39.24° latitude, 50.472° longitude Between the Pearls [ID: 1154] - currently : -39.24° latitude, 197.532° longitude Edge of Great Red Spot [ID: 172] - currently : -19.152° latitude, 98.82° longitude HotSpot [ID: 1048] - currently : 4.554° latitude, 164.772° longitude Lower Great Red Spot Atmospheric Flow [ID: 159] - currently : -25.992° latitude, 122.004° longitude Oval BA [ID: 94] - currently : -29.592° latitude, 146.772° longitude Random Spot [ID: 1224] - currently : -54.918° latitude, 237.06° longitude Small White Storm [ID: 154] - currently : 60.408° latitude, 326.988° longitude South Equatorial Belt [ID: 128] - currently : -10.314° latitude, 177.552° longitude Sting of pearls [ID: 25] - currently : -39.24° latitude, 74.844° longitude String of pearl [ID: 20] - currently : -38.844° latitude, 145.98° longitude String of pearl [ID: 24] - currently : -38.448° latitude, 121.212° longitude String of pearl [ID: 26] - currently : -38.844° latitude, 279.036° longitude String of pearls [ID: 23] - currently : -38.034° latitude, 169.956° longitude String of Pearls [ID: 76] - currently : -39.636° latitude, 238.68° longitude The Great Red Spot [ID: 1052] - currently : -19.548° latitude, 111.204° longitude Wake [ID: 122] - currently : -28.386° latitude, 105.624° longitude Wake turbulance [ID: 1086] - currently : -12.726° latitude, 127.98° longitude White spot [ID: 13] - currently : 41.508° latitude, 123.192° longitude White Spot Z [ID: 27] - currently : 42.804° latitude, 95.616° longitude Within the Wake of the Great Red Dot [ID: 156] - currently : -19.548° latitude, 134.784° longitude
map : 2023-09-06 UT
Cylindrical map generated from data submitted via the JunoCam Planning section.
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POI suggestion has been disabled due to the orientation of Juno, Jupiter, and the Sun. POI based discussion of existing POIs is still open.

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Notes about cylindrical maps and perijove passes

In its 53-day orbit, Juno spends most of the time distant from Jupiter. The spacecraft swoops from the north to the south pole in just 2 hours, which we call a "perijove pass".  That means that the close-up images JunoCam can take are restricted to just a swath of longitude, not the entire globe.   JunoCam points out along the solar arrays, and for most perijove passes the solar arrays are oriented to the sun, so JunoCam is pointing 90 degrees from the sun.

As time goes on Juno’s orbit is moving around Jupiter.  The most distant point of the orbit is moving to Jupiter’s night side.  Perijove (“PJ”), the closest point in the orbit, is moving more to the sun-side, which impacts JunoCam because this moves Jupiter off to the side of our field of view.   A simple comparison of the images collected at PJ9 to PJ10 in the Processing gallery shows how the geometry is changing the shape of the images.

For those of you who have been participating since the beginning, we initially used this page to identify Points of Interest (POIs).  We would then vote on which POI’s to take pictures of on any given perijove pass.  This was a concept that we developed for Juno’s 14-day mission plan.   The decision to stay in a 53-day orbit means that the viewing geometry changes more and this impacts our ability to predict what will be in JunoCam’s field of view.   (To see the POI’s that were selected in the past you can go to the Voting page.)

General Comments

If you'd like to share commentary on Jupiter's atmosphere that is not related to a specific Point of Interest, please contribute below.


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  1. comment by BrianSwift on 2023-08-26 23:34 UT

    Data from recent orbits include "marble movie" images which use only two color filters, Blue and Red. What is the motivation for using two filters instead of three? And can you discuss how these long image sequences are used by the project.

  2. comment by Massimocalvani-58 on 2023-05-24 10:42 UT

    Jupiter's storms are absolutely mind-boggling! Just imagine these massive swirling tempests on a gas giant like Jupiter. The Great Red Spot, in particular, is a fascinating phenomenon. Scientists study these storms to gain insights into the intricacies of planetary weather systems beyond our own. It's incredible how these storms persist and endure over time, showcasing the immense power and dynamism of the universe. They ignite a sense of wonder and curiosity within us, compelling us to delve deeper into the mysteries of space. Jupiter's storms are a vivid reminder of the boundless beauty and complexity that exist in our cosmic backyard.

  3. comment by Tempel-85 on 2022-08-31 01:54 UT
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  4. comment by Mariannamao-80 on 2021-12-19 08:32 UT

    Qupiter : World's largest natural quantum Computer- planet Jupiter.

    What If Planet Jupiter is a naturally formed quantum computer?