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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.

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Jupiter's Moons February 19, 2016

Jupiter

Jupiter February 10, 2016

Radio Programs

More Jupiter Getting rid of Jupiter’s red “eye” May 8, 2018

Moon and Jupiter A study in contrasts in the evening sky July 28, 2017

Moon and Jupiter White ovals and red spots June 3, 2017

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

Featured Images

Hubble view of Jupiter, 2014

Beautiful Giant May 7, 2018

Juno view of the Great Red Spot; July 10, 2017

Red Eye July 16, 2017

Voyager 1 view of white oval storms on Jupiter

Jovian Pearls June 3, 2017

Io and Jupiter

Volcanic Connection May 7, 2017

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