These high-spatial-resolution polar orthographic projections of the north (left) and south (right) polar regions of Saturn show rings of clouds and hazes circling the poles, as observed in the near-infrared. The left image is the first detailed image of Saturn’s entire north polar region ever obtained. The south pole image (right), acquired just a few hours after the north polar image, also shows a polar cyclone, complete with a central eye clear of clouds. This cyclone extends out some 9,000 miles (15,000 kilometers) from the pole.
NASA/JPL/University of Arizona