Jupiter’s moon Amalthea casts a shadow on the gas giant planet in this image captured by our Juno spacecraft on Sept. 1, 2017.
October 22 | 2017
The elongated shape of the shadow is a result of both the location of the moon with relation to Jupiter in this image as well as the irregular shape of the moon itself. The image was taken as the Juno spacecraft was 2,397 miles (3,858 km) from the tops of the clouds of Jupiter during its eighth close flyby of the planet. Image Credits: NASA/JPL-Caltech/SwRI/MSSS/Gerald Eichstädt