Major storm on Saturn

Esahubble_opo9104a_500

esahubble_opo9104a January 17th, 1991

Credit: NASA and ESA

The accompanying movie shows the Saturn white spot, a great storm in the equatorial region of Saturn, taken with the Hubble Space Telescope Wide Field/Planetary Camera in November 1990. The white spot was discovered by amateur astronomers in September, 1990. Such storms are rare: the last one in the equatorial region occurred in 1933. The movie contains one complete rotation of Saturn. The storm extends completely around the planet, in some places it appears as great masses of clouds and in others as well organized turbulence.

Image Source: https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9104a/

Curator: ESA/Hubble, Garching bei München, Germany

Image Use Policy: Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License

Image Details

Image Type
Observation
Object Name
Saturn
Subject - Solar System
Planet » Type » Gas Giant
Planet » Feature » Atmosphere » Storm
Planet
Planet » Feature » Atmosphere
Esahubble_opo9104a_1280
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ID
opo9104a
Subject Category
A.1.1.2   A.1.2.2.2   A.1   A.1.2.2  
Subject Name
Saturn
Credits
NASA and ESA
Lightyears
Redshift
Reference Url
https://www.spacetelescope.org/images/opo9104a/
Type
Observation
Image Quality
Distance Notes
Facility
Instrument
Color Assignment
Band
Bandpass
Central Wavelength
Start Time
Integration Time
Dataset ID
Notes
Coordinate Frame
Equinox
Reference Value
Reference Dimension
3116.0, 2400.0
Reference Pixel
Scale
Rotation
Coordinate System Projection:
Quality
FITS Header
Notes
Creator (Curator)
ESA/Hubble
URL
http://www.spacetelescope.org/
Name
Email
Telephone
Address
Karl-Schwarzschild-Strasse 2
City
Garching bei München
State/Province
Postal Code
D-85748
Country
Germany
Rights
Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License
Publisher
ESA/Hubble
Publisher ID
esahubble
Resource ID
opo9104a
Metadata Date
2003-12-09T17:34:14+01:00
Metadata Version
1.1
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