CICLOPS: Cassini Imaging Central Laboratory for OPerationS

Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt
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This image returned by Voyager 2 shows one of the long dark clouds observed in the North Equatorial Belt of Jupiter. A high, white cloud is seen moving over the darker cloud, providing an indication of the structure of the cloud layers. Thin white clouds are also seen within the dark cloud.

At right, blue areas, free of high clouds, are seen. This photo was taken on July 6 from a distance of 3.2 million kilometers.

The Voyager Project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Acquired: July 1979
  Jupiter's North Equatorial Belt
PIA 00458

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