Ghost in motion

2018-02-06 00:59 UT
Credit : NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Björn Jónsson © cc nc sa
Submitted By : Bjorn_Jonsson
Mission Phase : PERIJOVE 10

An animated GIF time-lapse created from two separate images obtained about 12 minutes apart on December 16, 2017. It reveals the cyclonic motion of the STB Ghost, a large elongated feature in Jupiter's South Temperate Belt. This feature is elongated in the the east-west direction and is located near the center in these images (the eastern part of it is not visible here since it was covered by only one of the two images used). North is up and the images are in simple cylindrical projection.