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 (width x height)
Produced By: JPL
Producer ID: P23922
Addition Date: 1998-12-05
Primary Data Set: Voyager EDRs
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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.

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