October 6, 2017

Jupiter seen by NASA's Juno spacecraft

Jupiter seen by NASA's Juno spacecraft

This striking image of Jupiter was captured by NASA's Juno spacecraft as it performed its eighth flyby of the gas giant planet.

The image was taken on September 1, 2017 at 2:58 p.m. PDT (5:58 p.m. EDT). At the time the image was taken, the spacecraft was 4,707 miles (7,576 kilometers) from the tops of the clouds of the planet at a latitude of about -17.4 degrees.

Image Credit: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstadt
Explanation from: https://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA21966

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