NASA’s Juno Spacecraft captured this striking image of Jupiter 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.
JunoCam’s raw images are available for the public to peruse and process into image products at: www.missionjuno.swri.edu/junocam
Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt