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New Jupiter STB Convective outbreak

2021-08-08

A new convective outbreak is developing in Jupiter's South Temperate Belt. A methane band image obtained on August 7th by Christopher Go shows the outbreak similarly to last year Clyde's spot. The storm has started in a small cyclone of the STB that has crossed below the Great Red Spot before starting a convective outbreak. This cyclone has showed high brigthness in the visible during the last few days and has been gaining in visibility before forming this convective eruption.

Observations in methane band are important in the first few days of activity. Observations in other filters will also be very helpful as the storm grows, dissipates and forms a disturbed cyclone with bright and dark structures. The short-term evolution is particularly important to understand differences and similarities with previous similar events.