Jupiter in 2013-2014 

Observing Sites: Hamble-le-rice, Hampshire, UK.

Opposition date: January 4th, 2014. Apparent Opposition Diameter: 46.76". Declination:+2239'. Constellation: Gemini.

 

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Jupiter on April 27th, 2014. Good seeing conditions. The final image of the apparition.


 

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Jupiter on April 26th, 2014. Good seeing conditions. Oval BA is seen going off the disk.


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Jupiter on April 25th, 2014. Good seeing conditions. The GRS can be seen again with prominent SSTC white ovals to the south.


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Jupiter on April 23rd, 2014. Good seeing conditions. The GRS and following turbulent region is well seen.


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Jupiter on April 21st, 2014. Good seeing conditions. TOval BA is well placed showing some faint orange colouration.


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Jupiter on April 20th, 2014. Good seeing conditions. The GRS can be seen just appearing over the limb.


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Jupiter on April 18th, 2014. Very good seeing conditions. The GRS is well placed and dense in colour.


 

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Jupiter on April 16th, 2014. Good seeing conditions. The NNTZ LRS is well placed showing its familiar orange colouration.


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Jupiter on April 15th, 2014. Good seeing conditions. The NNTZ LRS is well placed showing its familiar orange colouration.


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Jupiter on April 14th, 2014. Good seeing conditions. Europa and shadow in transit.


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Jupiter on April 13th, 2014. Very good seeing conditions. Callisto is seen in transit across the disk with the GRS just above.


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Jupiter on March 13th, 2014. Very good seeing conditions. A wealth a fine detail can be seen across the planet. The long lived NNTZ little red spot is especially prominent.


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Jupiter on March 12th, 2014. Good seeing conditions. Oval BA is centre rotating out of view. The very dark NTZ spot is on view in the final image showing an elongated appearance.


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Jupiter on March 11th, 2014. Fair to good seeing conditions. The GRS is prominent with Mickey mouse storm visible just coming onto the disk.


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Jupiter on March 10th, 2014. Fair to good seeing. A very dark spot is prominent in the NTZ. A turbulent storm outbreak can be seen on the NNTB just to the lower right of the dark spot.


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Jupiter on March 7th, 2014. Fair seeing conditions. Oval BA is again well seen. Notable changes across the planet from the image below taken two days earlier.


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Jupiter on March 5th, 2014. Fair seeing conditions. Oval BA is well seen with orange colour prominent. The STB following Oval BA is especially turbulent. A very dark sector of NNTB is prominent toward bottom.


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Jupiter on March 4th, 2014. Good seeing. The GRS is central with small STBn jetstream spots along its southern rim. Lots of turbulent activity following the GRS. Note the NTB storm outbreak and how its changes through recent images. The Mickey mouse storm remains prominent.


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Jupiter on February 25th, 2014. Very good seeing conditions. The GRS and Oval BA regions are seen here. The Mickey mouse storm arrangement is prominent. Turbulent storm outbreaks on the NTB and a plethora of turbulent activity in the SEB following the GRS.


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Jupiter on February 22nd, 2014. Poor seeing conditions. None the less Io can be seen alongside the planet at left while Callisto can be seen in transit across the planet.


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Jupiter on February 21st, 2014. Fair seeing conditions. Oval BA is again well seen. A brilliant rift within the NEB stands out.


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Jupiter on February 20th, 2014. Fair seeing conditions. The GRS is well seen as a defined orange oval. A new storm outbreak on the NTB can be seen as small close knit group of white spots just left of centre.


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Jupiter on February 18th, 2014. Good seeing conditions again. Oval BA is central showing its noticeable orange colouration. Many small storms can be seen across the far northern regions of the planet.


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Jupiter on February 16th, 2014. Very good seeing conditions. Two different hemispheres seen on the same night. Oval BA nicely seen in the first image with the mickey mouse storms just heading off the disk. The second image shows the region following Oval BA. A complex folded filamentary region is visible in the NNTB.


 

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Jupiter on February 15th, 2014. Good seeing. The GRS is clearly seen and starkly orange in colour. The "mickey mouse" storm arrangement is nicely visible in the SSTB. Lots of active turbulence in the SEB following the GRS with many bright clouds visible.


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Jupiter on February 10th, 2014. Another brief spell of fair/good seeing between storm systems. Spot Z and the NNTZ little red spot are both nicely seen.


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Jupiter on February 2nd, 2014. A brief spell of fair/good seeing. The GRS is coming into view with a shadow transit of Europa just ending.


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Jupiter on January 20th, 2014. Poor seeing conditions once again. Oval BA is centre showing a moderate orange colouration.


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Jupiter on January 19th, 2014. Poor seeing conditions. The same hemisphere is seen as presented back on January 9th. Note the dark red sector of NNTB has broken into fragments.


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Jupiter on January 11th, 2014. Very poor seeing conditions. The region following Oval BA is presented here.


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Jupiter on January 10th, 2014. Fair to occasionally good seeing conditions. The GRS is well presented showing some coloured haze around the spot itself. Lovely swirling turbulence following the GRS.


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Jupiter on January 9th, 2014. Poor to fair seeing. The NNTZ LRS is promonent toward bottom left bordered by a dark red sector of NNTB. Also note the dark red spot in the SSTB located between two white ovals.


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Jupiter on December 29th, 2013. Fair to good seeing in a brief gap in the constant stream of Atlantic storm systems. The GRS is central in this image. Measurements of its size from this image show the storm to span 15,400km in length. Comparisons with past images show the GRS continues to shrink in size. Back in 2010 it spanned 17,600km in length, while back in 1890 it spanned 36,000km - over twice its present length!


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Jupiter on December 14th and 29th, 2013. Poor seeing conditions for both of these images. They do however show some interesting details namely the GRS, white spot Z and the NNTZ little red spot, all appearing as bright white spots due to these storms being capped by high altitude ammonia ice clouds. Other smaller storms of this kind are also visible on the 29th image.


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Jupiter on December 12th, 2013. Very poor conditions. The GRS is well placed. Also white spot Z (which has taken on a reddish colouration this apparition) is visible toward the upper left on the NEBn edge.


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Jupiter on December 11th, 2013. Fair to good seeing with poor transparency due to high clouds and mist/fog. The image shows the hemisphere just following Oval BA. Rather quiet across this region with only smaller spots and storms present such as those in the northern hemisphere. Two bright white ovals are prominent within the SSTB.


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Jupiter on December 9th, 2013. Fair to good seeing. The GRS can be seen appearing near the edge while the NNTZ little red spot is clear seen in the northern hemisphere. White spot Z also shows a weak red colouration in the north tropical zone.


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Jupiter on December 1st, 2013. Good seeing. Oval BA can be clearly seen at lower left showing its notable orange colour. Various turbulent storms can be seen across the northern hemisphere.


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Jupiter on November 16th, 2013. Average conditions. The GRS is approaching the edge of the disk with turbulent region following. Prominent festoons along the southern edge of the NEB.


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Jupiter on October 30th, 2013. Poor conditions yet again. The GRS has just passed off the disk with turbulent region following. Prominent festoons along the southern edge of the NEB.


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Jupiter on October 7th, 2013. Poor conditions with frequent clouds. Oval BA has just gone off the disk with dark sector of STB following. The NTB appears disturbed with various bright and dark spots present.


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Jupiter on October 6th, 2013. Good seeing with heavy dew. This image shows the region following the GRS and Oval BA coming onto the disk later in the session with a nice array of white ovals to the south of it.


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Jupiter on October 5th, 2013. Fair seeing with heavy dew and clouds. This image shows a double shadow transit of Io and Europa.


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Jupiter on September 24th, 2013. Fair/Good seeing with heavy dew. This image shows the region between the GRS and Oval BA. Fairly quiet at these longitudes though some nice rifiting within the NEB can be seen.


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Jupiter on September 20th, 2013. Good seeing with heavy dew. Oval BA is seen heading off the disk at lower right. Io is visible just having emerged from behind the planet on the left hand side.


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Jupiter on September 5th, 2013. Good seeing. Oval BA is on view with dark clumpy material along the STBn ahead of it. Some nice white rifts within the NEB, including a bright white eruption right of centre appearing especially prominent.


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Jupiter on September 4th, 2013. Fair seeing. The GRS is central and looking strongly coloured. The large white diffuse spot within the SEB just ahead of the GRS is well defined, though no circulatory structure is visible.


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Jupiter on September 3rd, 2013. Good seeing. Oval BA is central showing a notable orange colouration similar to last apparition. Some SSTC white ovals are passing it to the south. Turbulent activity within the NTB.


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Jupiter on September 2nd, 2013. Poor seeing. The region following the GRS is presented. An array of dark spots on the NNTBs is well seen.


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Jupiter on August 30th, 2013. Fair seeing. The GRS is just coming into view with the odd diffuse white spot ahead of it within the SEB.


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Jupiter on August 28th, 2013. Fair seeing. The GRS and following turbulent region within the SEB are nicely on view. Note the quite strongly coloured GRS.


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Jupiter on August 27th, 2013. Poor to fair seeing. Oval BA is visible along with the shadow of Io across the SEB.


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Jupiter on August 21st, 2013. The first session of the new apparition. The GRS has become notably darker since last apparition. Ganymede's shadow is visible across the southern hemisphere.

 


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