Copyright 2009 Starry Mirror
Astronomy From West Virginia
JUPITER'S NEW SPOT IS EVOLVING RAPIDLY - JULY 25, 2009
BRIDGEPORT, WV (S-M) - We had another look at Jupiter's new spot on the morning of July 25.
The spot is evolving rapidly, and is spreading out and losing its contrast against the clouds. It is still very easy to see, and we think it is the rare feature which is more prominent visually than in images. Because the minor cloud belts near the polar hoods are not well seen, the spot stands out as a big dark blemish. The appearance is a little like a bruised fruit.
At the rate it is evolving, we would not be surprised if the spot is invisible within four or five weeks. - GW
The spot was easily visible at 4am ET, July 25, 2009.