GALLERYImage / Data

10-µm wavelength image of Venus

LIR 10-µm wavelength image of Venus

A 10-µm wavelength image of Venus captured by LIR (long-wave infrared camera) on April 15, 2016 at 17:15. This image depicts the temperature distribution at the cloud tops and clearly shows the higher temperatures at the south pole. While the bow-shaped structure seen in December 2012 is not clearly visible here, enhancing the image does show the faint outlines of a similar form. (north up)

Data Descriptions

Date/Time 2016-04-15 08:16:25 (UTC)
Inst./Filter LIR, 10 µm
Exposure time N/A
Altitude

62,744 km

Archives (DARTS)

L1b (JPEG, FITS), L2b (JPEG, FITS)

Position of spacecraft

Orbit of AKATSUKI viewed
from above the Sun's north pole

AKATSUKI
Venus
Sun
Earth
Venus