Perijove 9 || Abhishek Kumar

Perijove 9

Perijove 9 || Abhishek Kumar

The Juno spacecraft was launched in 2011 and was inserted into the orbit of the Jovian planet Jupiter in 2016. This animation was made using images that were captured by the JunoCam (JCM), which is a visible light camera and telescope when the spacecraft was performing its 9th close flyby (Perijove 9). Citizen scientists, Gerald Eichstädt and Seán Doran processed (enhanced) the data from the raw files found on the SwRI website [1]. The images were illumination–adjusted by Gerald Eichstädt, and 20 Perijove 9 RGB images were used (#75, 76, 78 to 85, 88 to 95, 97, and 98) in the making of the build video [2]. We can clearly see the many storms and vortices in this video and the depth in certain sections of the atmosphere, due to the angle of incident sunlight. Each individual processed image could easily be mistaken an oil painting. Many such mesmerizing images of the atmosphere of Jupiter can be found in the Juno mission pages [3].

Video Courtesy of Seán Doran (2017, November 27), Perijove 9 [Video File].  Retrieved from:

Music used in video courtesy of Jóhann Jóhannsson, Performed by Theatre of Voices, “Orphic Hymn”.


[1] SwRI [JunoCam], [2] Eichstädt, Gerald [Gerald Eichstädt]. (2017, November 26). Juno’s Reconstructed Perijove-09 Jupiter Flyby (flip-corrected) [Video File]. Retrieved from: [3] NASA [Juno],
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  • Abduljalil Almashama
    Sep 15, 2019 19:42

    Second place! I can’t believe this is real, space is really amazing. The way this video was filmed with this type of camera movements really make me appreciate the scenery even more. I also think the music choice gives a majestic sort of feeling to this video.


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