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What Is That Glow?
VolcanoCam image taken at night with the incadescent glow of the new lava dome visible.

It was spotted around October 11, 2004, by quite a few VolcanoCam web visitors attempting to view Mount St. Helens at night. In the image above, all you can see is a bright white dot amid the background chatter of a night image. A preliminary analysis by a USGS geologist reveals we all may be seeing a reflected glow (from steam clouds) of the growing new dome! Only the VolcanoCam is in a location to actually see the glow.

This image was taken at 3:24 am PDT, on October 13, 2004.