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, Washington.

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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.

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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.

Our thanks to a VolcanoCam viewer and supporter (who wishes to remain anonymous) in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, who provided assistance to us in developing the enhanced version.