Wednesday, April 27, 2005

A steady glow in the dark...

The level of activity at Mount St Helens has been fairly low over the last few days, but last night the glow was visible for most of the night, and the moon illuminated the crater and the passing clouds.

Sunday, April 24, 2005

A moonlit view of Mount St Helens

The images from the Volcanocam last night revealed a moonlit mountain and a vigorous steam plume rising into the air. Then there were two bursts of activity at 04:08 and 04:48 - probably due to small landslides of material breaking off the new lavadome.

Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Landslide and glow on Mount St Helens

The incandescent glow in the crater of Mount St Helens was active and visible in the Volcanocam images from sunset to sunrise this morning. There was a major outburst of activity beginning at 02:08 this morning. The outburst was clearly indicative of a major rockslide on the increasingly fractured lavadome.

Wednesday, April 13, 2005

A fresh crater on Mars?

One of the latest images from the Mars rover Opportunity, shows this intriguing looking depression in the sand. Considering the extent of wind erosion and shaping of the small sand dunes in this area, it would imply the hole is relatively fresh. Could it be have resulted from a small meteorite strike?

Monday, April 11, 2005

Weekend glow on the mountain

This morning the view of the mountain is obscured by clouds, but the nightly glow made a couple of appearances in the night time images of Mount St Helens over the weekend. Including a brief outburst of activity on Saturday night!

Thursday, April 07, 2005

Mount St Helens continues glowing in the dark

The glow appeared on the Volcanocam images over the last two nights. It was quite active on Tuesday night, with minor outbursts of activity occurring during the night. Last night it was visible until around 01:00 - when the clouds rolled back into the view and obscured the mountain.

Friday, April 01, 2005

The glow continues (briefly)

The glow appeared last night after sunset but only last a couple of hours before the clouds rolled in. There was a minor outburst of activity around midnight.

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