What Is the Temperature of Jupiter's Great Red Spot?

What Is the Temperature of Jupiter's Great Red Spot?

Jupiter's Great Red Spot is approximately minus 256 degrees Fahrenheit. The center of the spot is roughly 3 to 4 degrees warmer than the surrounding environment.

Discovered in the 17th century, the Great Red Spot is a massive, persistent hurricane in Jupiter's atmosphere. The storm is large enough to accommodate over two Earth-sized objects within it and takes six Earth days to complete a rotation. The storm rotates counter-clockwise, but the small temperature difference between the body of the storm and the core creates a slight clockwise motion in the middle of the storm. The temperature variation also affects weather and wind speed in other regions of Jupiter.