White ovals, which often develop in the South Temperate Belt
, can really "pop" in the eyepiece.
As the apparition started in 2012 June, Jupiter was in the throes of an unprecedented double upheaval across the northern hemisphere, with revivals of the North Temperate Belt
(confirming our prediction of a 5-year periodicity) and the North Equatorial Belt (the first for nearly a century).
This is similar to the length of time for the disappearance of Jupiter's North Temperate Belt
in 2002-2003 (8) and Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt in late 2009 and early 2010 (2).
I suggest that Morris is correct in putting forward the importance of the temperate belt
in human history.
For example, in Russia which mostly spans the temperate belt
, just 7% of land is used for arable crops, and 5% for grazing.
Thus, in "I borgarfrumskogi I" (In a City Jungle I): "Electricity's prayer edges heavenward / Follows the rosario of the elevator // The girl with a temperate belt
/ The man with an evergreen belt / Torn from their roots / On their way up the skyscraper// The oxygen thins / Roots struck from the flat roof / Into the firmament." In a more carnal mode, the five-year-old poet lies on his back on the kitchen floor looking at the ankles of four women (and presumably up their skirts) as they step over him, seeing "A ladder to heaven / All the way from the ankle." So I guess heaven is where you find it.
In Table 3, NP[R.sub.s] = south edge of the north polar cap; NT[B.sub.c] = center of the north temperature belt, NE[B.sub.n] and NE[B.sub.s] are the north and south edges of the north equatorial belt respectively; ST[B.sub.c] = center of the south temperate belt
and [X.sub.c] = center of belt which is either the equatorial band or a portion of the north equatorial belt which split.
But since then, three have shown increasing activity, including major new cycles of disturbance in the North Temperate Belt
(NTB) and North Equatorial Belt (NEB).
As an example, the northern edge of the South South Temperate belt
is called the SSTBn.
The north temperate belt
was relatively distinct in 1989; this feature also contained some faint irregularities.
South Polar Region (SPR) South Temperate Belt
(STB) South Tropical Zone (STrZ) South Equatorial Belt (SEB) Equatorial Zone (EZ) North Equatorial Belt (NEB) North Tropical Zone (NTrZ) North Temperate Belt
(NTB) North Polar Region (NPR)
The most prominent feature on the planet was a dark belt complex stretching from the approximate latitudes of 15[degrees]N to 45[degrees]N, encompassing the latitudes of the North Equatorial Belt (NEB) and North Temperate Belt
(NTB), as shown in Figure 2.