I got my first few looks at Jupiter in a couple years. It has changed quite dramatically.
The North polar region seems kind of quiet. The North EQ belt seems normal, or maybe darker. The EQ zone is very prominent tawney hue with a thin white zone running through it. The festoons seem to have lost much of their blue hue, at least visually to my eye. They look to be a darker tawny color and some of them appear quite prominent. It was mentioned above how there are some contrast effects, I suspect so.
The South EQ belt is not its normal self. Its divided into a few light and dark streaks. The southern edge is very irregular and lumpy. I have not seen the GRS, yet, but it looks to be spinning off large chunks. Is it evolving? Disappearing?
Will Jove reinvent itself after hundreds of years of sporting a super anticyclone larger than our entire planer? Will we appreciate Jove if so and we get to witness this, and the comet impact decades ago?
Oval BA seems normal, as do some minor zones in the South polar region along with an occasional small white oval. The biggest changes seem to be in the EQ zone and SEB. Makes me wonder if we're witnessing Jovian atmosphere going through some significant changes. Maybe permanently so.
But if history is a guide, then maybe not. Jove occasionally goes through some fading belts, then gets back to normal. This event seems much broader than any I remember seeing. Dramatic though, either way.
Edited by Asbytec, 19 June 2019 - 10:32 AM.