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Jupiter's Great Red Spot

A raging red swirling storm located in Jupiter’s upper atmosphere. The storm has been observed since at least the late 1800s, and perhaps as far back as the 1600s. It appears to rotate counterclokwise once every six days. Its size varies from about 1 to 2 times the diameter of Earth, while its color varies from pale pink to vivid red.


Jupiter's Moons February 19, 2016


Jupiter February 10, 2016

Featured Images

Jupiter's Great Red Spot and surrounding cloud bands

Deep Surface May 15, 2016

Cassini view of Jupiter from 6 million miles

Turbulent Giant February 6, 2015

Voyager 1 view of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Long-Lasting Storm August 18, 2014

Hubble views of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Shrinking Storm May 15, 2014

Voyager mission enhanced-color image of Jupiter's Great Red Spot

Planetary Impressionism February 26, 2012

Jupiter's Great Red Spot and the planet's four largest moons

An Eyeful of Moons January 2, 2012

Radio Programs

Moon and Jupiter Adding color to a giant planet March 1, 2015

Great Red Spot III The case of the disappearing red spot August 19, 2014

Great Red Spot II Getting the red out of Jupiter’s “eye” August 18, 2014

Great Red Spot Staring into the eye of Jupiter August 17, 2014

Moon and Jupiter A study in contrasts in the evening sky May 31, 2014

Moon and Planets III Artistry on a planetary scale February 25, 2012