This is an image of Neptune's Great Dark Spot of 1989.
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Neptune's Great Dark Spot of 1989
The Great Dark Spot of Neptune is thought to be a hole in the methane clouds of Neptune. The white clouds shown in the picture are above the "hole". In many images of Neptune, the Great Dark Spot can be seen to change size and shape.
The Great Red Spot of Jupiter is thought to be a hurricane which has been raging on Jupiter for at least 400 years. The Great Dark Spot, seen here by Voyager in 1989, disappeared in 1994, and was replaced very soon by a similar "Spot" in the north instead of in the south.
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