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Approaching Jupiter
Approaching Jupiter

Approaching Jupiter
Date: 6 Jan 1979

This is the original Voyager "Blue Movie" (so named because it was built from blue filter images).

It records the approach of Voyager 1 during a period of over 60 Jupiter days taking images of the planet at regular intervals. This sequence is made from 66 images taken once every Jupiter rotation period (about 10 hours). Notice the difference in speed and direction of the various zones of the atmosphere. The interaction of the atmospheric clouds and storms shows how the Jovian atmosphere is dynamic.

This time-lapse movie uses images taken every time Jupiter longitude 68 W passed under the spacecraft, and were acquired in the blue filter from 6 Jan. to 3 Feb. 1979. The spacecraft flew from 58 million km to 31 million km from Jupiter during that time.

This time-lapse movie was produced at JPL by the Image Processing Laboratory in 1979.

Credit: NASA Planetary Photojournal

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