Saturn - Voyager II


False color or colorized image of Saturn's atmosphere from 7.1 million km/4.42 million miles

Voyager II close-up of Saturn's cloud tops.
The image was made by combining green and violet filter images taken on 19 August 1981,
one week before closest approach.

The smallest visible features in this image are about 130 km/80.78 miles across.
The blue oval at the center of the image would be brown in true color.

The frame is about 52,000 km/32,310 miles from top to bottom. North is at 11:00.
The features directly south of the oval are moving about 70 km/43.5 mph west relative to the oval,
while the wave like structures to the north are moving east at 540 km/335.5mph.


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