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Squink
2007-Jan-24, 02:54 PM
Last night (http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/images/mshvolcanocam7.jpg)
October 2004 (http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/archive/hall-of-fame/20041013-glow.shtml)

Nicolas
2007-Jan-24, 04:31 PM
Where should I see the glow? I assume the reddish on half of the mountain is just sunlight, and not the mountain being close to melting point, while still having snow on it.

Swift
2007-Jan-24, 04:47 PM
The "last night" link is the current camera image - now that the sun is up it just shows the mountain. But a couple of hours ago it looked like the "October 2004" image. In the dark the camera is basically just showing noise - the glow is the tiny white dot towards the top of the image. There is an explanation on that page.

JESMKS
2007-Jan-24, 05:01 PM
The "Last night" photo was taken at 7:59 AM.

Squink
2007-Jan-24, 06:06 PM
The "last night" link is the current camera image - now that the sun is up it just shows the mountain. But a couple of hours ago it looked like the "October 2004" image.Exactly. There doesn't seem to be a way to link to pictures of shots from last night; unless this (6:34 AM) works? (http://www.fs.fed.us/gpnf/volcanocams/msh/images/mshvolcanocam36.jpg) -Nope, it's shifting w real time too.

beskeptical
2007-Jan-25, 12:58 AM
I believe the current eruption has been continuous since 2004. (http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/MSH/Eruption04/framework.html)

Squink
2007-Jan-25, 02:14 AM
Aerial photos from January 23 (http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/MSH/Images/MSH04/). There was a big rockfall from the dome (http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Imgs/Jpg/MSH/MSH07/MSH07_aerial_crater_dome_rockfall_ash_01-23-07_med.jpg), which uncovered some pretty hot rock. (http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Imgs/Jpg/MSH/MSH07/MSH07_top_of_new_growth_from_NE_01-23-07_FLIR_med.jpg) It looks like the glow continues tonight.

beskeptical
2007-Jan-26, 09:12 AM
Aerial photos from January 23 (http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Volcanoes/MSH/Images/MSH04/). There was a big rockfall from the dome (http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Imgs/Jpg/MSH/MSH07/MSH07_aerial_crater_dome_rockfall_ash_01-23-07_med.jpg), which uncovered some pretty hot rock. (http://vulcan.wr.usgs.gov/Imgs/Jpg/MSH/MSH07/MSH07_top_of_new_growth_from_NE_01-23-07_FLIR_med.jpg) It looks like the glow continues tonight.
You left the link address out of "glow continues tonight". Not that I needed it, but I thought you might want to know.

JohnD
2007-Jan-26, 12:03 PM
In fact, that glow is commonly there.
being on t'other side o't'world, I have to log into that Volcano cam in my nighttime to see the mountian. If I forgetthe time difference, it's dark there, and I've often seen the glow.
The Mt.St.Helens cam is on my favourite list, which I flick through from time to time.

John

beskeptical
2007-Jan-27, 10:18 PM
Aren't WW web cams wonderful?