Global Dynamics of Venus's Northern Hemisphere
Date: 12 July 2006
Satellite: Venus Express
Depicts: Approaching Venus, seen at 365 nanometres
Copyright: ESA/MPS, Katlenburg-Lindau, Germany
This false colour movie was built with ultraviolet images taken by the Venus Monitoring Camera (VMC) on 22 May 2006. Venus Express was flying over the northern hemisphere approaching the planet, over distances ranging between about 39 100 and 22 600 kilometres from the surface.
The images were taken at 365 nanometres, between respectively 03:30 and 01:45 hours before reaching the pericentre. The complex atmosphere that surrounds the planet is clearly visible.
A true greyscale version of this movie is also available under "related images" on the right-hand side.
Last Update: 1 September 2019