Jovian clouds in striking shades of blue in this new view taken by NASA’s Juno spacecraft. Its an incredibly detailed photo of Jupiter’s clouds as captured by Juno on October 27th when it was just 11,747 miles (18,906 km) from the tops of Jupiter’s clouds. The scale of this image is 7.75 miles for each pixel, or about 12 km/pixel.
Because of the Juno-Jupiter-Sun angle when the spacecraft captured this image, the higher-altitude clouds can be seen casting shadows on their surroundings. The behavior is most easily observable in the whitest regions in the image, but also in a few isolated spots in both the bottom and right areas of the image.
JunoCam’s raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at: