Voyager 2 Imaging Science Subsystem (ISS): NASA / JPL-Caltech / Alexis Tranchandon / Solaris
Voyager 2 approach movie - brown barge
This movie is based on 66 violet color filter frames obtained by the Voyager 2 spacecraft on (almost) every Jovian rotation from April 26, 1979 to May 24 1979. All images are aligned on the brown barge located in the North Equatorial belt.
While Juno is currently providing us the most spectacular and unusual views of Jupiter, this animation is a good reminder that all images of the planet are just snapshots of something that is always evolving, sometimes very quickly. The Jovian atmosphere is a lively and eventful place, a lot happens all the time. Processed with Gimp to see more details, the 66 frames were tweened, increasing the number of frames for a smoother animation (2 synthetic images are inserted between each real image). The original Gif file (25.1 Mo) is too big to upload here, I uploaded only a reduced version. You can find full-resolution here.