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Saturn's Belts and Zones

The striped cloud bands on Saturn, like Jupiter, are divided into belts and zones.

In a belt, the wind flows very strongly in one direction only. In a zone, the wind flows very strongly in exactly the opposite direction. These kinds of winds are called "zonal winds".

Measurements show that the winds of Saturn, within a belt or a zone can reach 500 m/sec (1100 miles/hour), but are usually 100 m/sec (225 miles/hour). These wind speeds provide for a pretty rough environment.


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