Once Around The Sun With Jupiter

Jupiter takes 12 years to make one trip around the Sun.  These 12 images were taken between 2003 and 2015. At far left we see Jupiter in 2003, and the years proceed counterclockwise. The 2015 view is immediately above 2003. Credit: Damian Peach

Jupiter takes 12 years to make one trip around the Sun. These 12 images were taken between 2003 and 2015. At far left, we see Jupiter in 2003. The years proceed counterclockwise with 2015 immediately above 2003. Credit: Damian Peach

For Jupiterians (Jovians?) a trip around the Sun takes 12 Earth years. If you were born today on the planet or one of its moons, you’d turn one year old in 2027 and reach the ripe old age of 12 in 2111.

In this remarkable montage, astrophotographer Damian Peach divides a year on Jupiter into 12 parts, with images spaced at approximately one-year intervals between February 2003 and April 2015. (…)
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