Jupiter’s Giant Red Spot
If there is one of the most mind-blowing science photos we all need to see, it’s the Giant Red Spot on Planet Jupiter. This is an area of persistent high pressure in the atmosphere of the planet. It has produced an anticyclonic storm, that is the largest in our Solar System by a wide margin. It’s roughly 22 degrees south of Jupiter’s equator and produces wind speeds of up to 268 mph. It is thought that we first observed the storm from 1665 to 1713, meaning this storm has existed on Jupiter for over 350 years now. This makes sense as we recorded more observations in the 1800s that found similar results. With more coming in the 1990s and 2000s.