The North Equatorial Belt at PJ41

2022-04-14 18:33 UT
Credit : NASA / JPL / SwRI / MSSS / John Rogers © cc by
Submitted By : Philosophia-47
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 41

PJ41 showed us the NEB on opposite sides of the planet, so we can see whether it has started to revive during solar conjunction. Here we see it in images 6 & 34. The dark belt appears disturbed and broadened, suggesting that it is indeed reviving as a result of the NEB(S) outbreaks that were occurring before solar conjunction. The images did not catch a dark ‘barge’ as hoped, but did catch a large cyclonic white oval (most unexpected!) and an anticyclonic white oval (AWO) on the NEBn edge. --John Rogers.