posted on Sep, 25 2010 @ 08:08 PM
reply to post by ThatDGgirl
Jupiter's cloud belt disappeared in the month of May. It was veiled under a layer of thin, white ammonia cirro-stratus clouds, which is a regular
occurrence with this gas giant in terms of time in relation to planetary changes in the solar system. (It has also happened more than once in the
The 'bruise' visible through its clouds was from a fairly common impact event as well. Though when they are spotted by amateur astronomers at other
times, they are often looking at one of Jupiter's natural satellites casting a large shadow on its surface. Chances are always in favor of a shadow
or impact event.
So far, Jupiter seems to be behaving pretty much as expected.