Is The Great Red Spot of Jupiter Splitting in Two?

Something interesting is happening on Jupiter.  The Great Red Spot is showing signs of turmoil.  It has increased in size, especially in the southern area.  The is a white bridge apparently bisecting the GRS.  For several weeks I've observed more activity in the Southern Equatorial Belt.

On August 19, 2012, I felt there was something different with the GRS.  It seemed normal, except for the white 'halo' around it.  I also noticed the increased activity in the Southern Equatorial Band.  The were several whitestructures there.

On October ,2012 utc, and again the following day, the Red Spot definitely seemed to be changing. 


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