Two faces of Jupiter

False colour images generated from VLT observations in February and March 2016, showing two different faces of Jupiter. The bluer areas are cold and cloud-free, the orangey areas are warm and cloudy, more colourless bright regions are warm and cloud-free, and dark regions are cold and cloudy (such as the Great Red Spot and the prominent ovals). The wave pattern over the North Equatorial Band shows up in orange.

This view was created from VLT/VISIR infrared images from February 2016 (left) and March 2016 (right). The orange images were obtained at 10.7 micrometres wavelength and highlight the different temperatures and presence of ammonia. The blue images at 8.6 micrometres highlight variations in cloud opacity.


ESO/L.N. Fletcher

À propos de l'image

Date de publication:27 juin 2016 01:01
Communiqués de presse en rapport:eso1623
Taille:1690 x 1031 px

À propos de l'objet

Type:Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere
Catégorie:Solar System

Image Formats

Grand JPEG
290,0 Kio
JPEG taille écran
113,6 Kio

Couleurs & filtres

DomaineLongueur d'ondeTélescope
Ultraviolet8.6 μmVery Large Telescope
Infrarouge10 μmVery Large Telescope