The Twilight Zone


The JunoCam took this color-enhanced image during the Juno spacecraft’s eleventh orbit of Jupiter in early February. To make features more visible near Jupiter’s terminator—the twilight zone where day meets night—the camera was set to take multiple photos at different exposures. This image had the right light balance to reveal features in Jupiter’s twilight, but the much brighter day side is overexposed.

Image Credits: NASA / JPL-Caltech / SwRI / MSSS / Gerald Eichstädt

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