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Bruised Jupiter


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Was observing Jupiter earlier and thought there was a particularly striking 'bruise', so i took a quick snap with my webcam. The only time i remember seeing a feature like this is in pictures after impact events, could that be what it is? Or are very dark features like that more common than I realise?


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I believe these are Festoons. I had a similar experience a number of weeks back when I thought there might have been an impact :embarrassed: . They are very prominent at the moment and are one example of why Jupiter is so fascinating to observe - always something happening. Worth keeping an eye on. Very nice image also!

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