Johnston Ridge Observatory
24000 Spirit Lake Highway
P.O. Box 326
Toutle, WA 98649
VolcanoCam Movies Archive
Eruption Event Movie - October 26-27, 2004
Please Note: This Flash movie is very large (6.03 MB). The
movie will commence as it downloads to your computer, but at a slower frame
rate than it was originally recorded. Once the entire movie has downloaded,
the frame rate will increase to its defined rate of six frames/second.
For maximum enjoyment, allow the movie to download completely. The movie is
preset to loop indefinitely.
Below the Flash movie may be a copy of the press release as issued the same day
by the U.S. Geological Survey, Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington.
Download Your Own Movie
This movie is also available for download in the following formats: .avi,
.mov, and .wmv. See movie caption below for details.
Eruption Event Movie - October 26-27, 2004 - Dancing In The Moonlight (Enhanced Special Edition)
The VolcanoCam has an apparent limited
IR capability. We discovered this when it was found the VolcanoCam was
able to record magma extruding into the crater of Mount St. Helens, begining
around October 10 and 11, 2004. The full moon of October 26-27, 2004,
offers a unique opportunity to view Mount St. Helens at night, complete
with magma visibly extruding
into the crater as captured by the VolcanoCam.
Download Your Own Enhanced Movie Of This Event
We "enhanced" all the individual still images in the movie
to reduce the noise. While there were a number of clouds passing through
all night long to sometimes obscure the view, this enhanced version allows
you to see the volcano, the snowline, crater, old dome, steam event and
glowing magma under a full moon.