Johnston Ridge Observatory
24000 Spirit Lake Highway
P.O. Box 326
Toutle, WA 98649
VolcanoCam Movies Archive
Eruption Event Movie - October 27-28, 2004
Please Note: This Flash movie is very large (6.04 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,
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 27-28, 2004 - Blinded By The Light (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 27-28, 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. In addition, this night
was also a full lunar eclipse. However, by the time the effects of the
eclipse ended around 10:00 pm, the full moon and clear night sky afforded
an extraordinary view of Mount St. Helens as viewed by the VolcanoCam.
Compare this movie to the movie from the previous evening.
Download Your Own Enhanced Movie Of This Event
We "enhanced" all the individual still images in the movie
to reduce the noise. Once the lunar eclipse ends, this enhanced version
allows you to see the volcano, the snowline, crater, old dome, steam
event and glowing magma under a full moon.