Uranus and Dark Spot - August 23, 2006
This image shows Uranus with a dark spot clearly visible on the eastern side. This dark spot is a vortex measuring 1,100 miles by 1,900 miles — large enough to engulf two-thirds of the United States — and was caused by churning winds in the planet's atmosphere.
For a closer view of the spot see here.
About the Image
|Release date:||28 September 2006, 19:00|
|Size:||500 x 500 px|
About the Object
|Type:||• Solar System : Planet|
• Solar System : Planet : Feature : Atmosphere : Cloud
• X - Solar System Images/Videos
Colours & filters
|550 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|658 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|
|775 nm||Hubble Space Telescope|