Fig. 3.28. Four very bright small ovals are seen in the SSTB of Jupiter in this webcam image taken on April 2, 2004. The GRS can be seen emerging from the following limb of the planet. A prominent bluish-gray plateau with a trailing festoon can be seen on the south edge of the NEB. The northern edge of the NEB is very uneven. South is up. (Credit: Cristian Fattinnanzi).

Fig. 3.29. Jupiter with a very quiet SPR on February 10, 2004. Note the absence of any remarkable features in the region. By contrast, the EZ is very busy with prominent blue-gray features projecting into it from the southern edge of the NEB. Also note the subtle, yellow-ochre coloration of the northern two-thirds of the EZ. South is up. (Credit: Donald C. Parker).

current (SSSTC) at 50° south latitude. As technology advances and more tools become available to amateurs, the future may allow amateurs to do even more useful work in this region.

Hopefully, the past history we have studied here makes it clear that over a relatively short number of years, Jupiter can exhibit distinct and substantial changes in appearance. If you pay attention, you will never find Jupiter to be a boring planet!

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