Bad Astronomy

That’s my boy!

I’m so proud.

He started small, not even as big as the Earth. But he ate two others like him, and now look! Wind speeds of 400 miles per hour, and such a healthy red glow!

I’m talking, of course, about Oval BA, a storm on Jupiter I have decided (with no evidence whatsoever) is named after me. It’s been around since 2000, but recent observations show that speeds are up and the color is deepening, indicating it’s getting stronger.

The Great Red Spot is centuries old, and has been seen to change shape and color due to forces not well understood. I can only hope that Oval BA lasts as long.

Steven Colbert might have an eagle named after him, but I have a Jovian storm as big as Earth. And that’s truthiness.