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Raindrops Keep Falling On The Lens
VolcanoCam Raindrops Keep Falling On The Lens

Mount St. Helens is located in the Pacific Northwest where it has either just stopped raining, is currently raining, or is getting ready to rain. This is an area which receives more than 100 inches of rain a year.

There is nothing wrong with the VolcanoCam or the image. This image was taken at 10:44 am PDT, on October 8, 2004. You are unable to see Mount St. Helens because of clouds in the distance, and raindrops on the external casing of the VolcanoCam.

By the way, the VolcanoCam is 20 feet off of the ground under the eaves of the Johnston Ridge Observatory. Accessing the VolcanoCam requires a scaffold and a minimum of four people (safety considerations). We do not clean the lens every time it rains.