Jupiter’s outbreak is spreading

Jupiter, always a pretty sight in the sky, is now worth visiting every day; the “outbreak” that heralds the return of Jupiter’s formerly red, now faded south equatorial belt is expanding and multiplying. I’m no astronomer myself, so I look over the shoulders of amateurs to watch all of this action unfold. Here’s one recent photo showing the outbreak at 20:08 UT on November 20. It appears as a series of dark comma-like structures in the south ….

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