Fast Eddy

Eddying clouds in Saturn's atmosphere

A huge swirling eddy in Saturn’s northern equatorial bands is visible in this image from Cassini, taken in wavelengths of light sensitive to methane. The planet’s rings are a bright line, illuminated by the sun and casting their shadows onto Saturn’s cloudtops.

This image was taken today, April 29.

Credit: NASA/JPL/SSI

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