PIA01365: Saturn's Northern Hemisphere
 Target Name:  Saturn
 Is a satellite of:  Sol (our sun)
 Mission:  Voyager
 Spacecraft:  Voyager 2
 Instrument:  VG ISS - Narrow Angle
 Product Size:  645 x 733 pixels (w x h)
 Produced By:  JPL
 Producer ID:  P23922
 Addition Date:  1998-12-05
 Primary Data Set:  Voyager EDRs
 Full-Res TIFF:  PIA01365.tif (734.6 kB)
 Full-Res JPEG:  PIA01365.jpg (60.08 kB)

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Original Caption Released with Image:

This false color picture of Saturnís northern hemisphere was assembled from ultraviolet, violet and green images obtained Aug. 19 by Voyager 2 from a range of 7.1 million kilometers (4.4 million miles). The several weather patterns evident include three spots flowing westward at about 15 meters-per-second (33 mph). Although the cloud system associated with the western-most spot is part of this flow, the spot itself moves eastward at about 30 meters-per-second (65 mph). Their joint flow shows the anti-cyclonic rotation of the spot, which is about 3,000 km. (1,900 mi.) in diameter. The ribbon- like feature to the north marks a high-speed jet where wind speeds approach 150 meters-per-second (330 mph). The Voyager project is managed for NASA by the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif.

Image Credit:
NASA/JPL

Image Addition Date:
1998-12-05