March 2005

Night of 30/31 Mar - After almost two weeks of bad weather the glow reappeared last night. The brightness in the sky is caused by the reflected light from the moon and a brief outburst of activity happened just before dawn... The movie below was processed to remove the noise and enhance the brightness of the glow.
Flash movie - showing the enhanced images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (size 412 kB)

Night of 17/18 Mar - there were no major outbursts of activity during the night and the glow was only visible for a few brief moments around midnight and 05:00...
Flash movie - showing the enhanced images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (size 156 kB)

Night of 13/14 Mar - there were no major outbursts of activity during the night. However, the glow was visible for the entire night in the enhanced images...
Flash movie - showing the enhanced images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (size 340 kB)

Night of 12/13 Mar - the glow was visible for the entire night in the enhanced images. There were no major outbursts of activity though...
Flash movie - showing the enhanced images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (size 340 kB)

Night of 11/12 Mar - the glow was only visible after 02:00 and extremely faintly - even on the enhanced images the level of activity was quite low.
Flash movie - showing the enhanced glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (size 191 kB)

Night of 10/11 Mar - the glow was visible throughout the night, but very faint. It appears there was a minor rock fall around 01:08 this morning that lead to a very brief outburst on the images. Due to the lack of detail in the de-noised(?) images, I have just posted the enhanced version of the animation today.
Flash movie - showing the enhanced glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (size 340 kB)

Night of 09/10 Mar - the glow was visible throughout the night, but very faint. There were no major outbursts of activity. Below are two movies - both were enhanced to increase the brightness of the glow.
Flash movie - showing the enhanced glow (size 326 kB)
Flash movie - showing the enhanced glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (size 322 kB)

Night of 08/09 Mar - following the eruption around 17:25 yesterday afternoon there were considerable expectations of a good night time show. While the glow was visible intermittently throughout the night, it wasn't as spectacular as the enormous plume of steam and ash that occurred before sunset. Below are two movies - the first was processed to remove the noise and shows the brightness of the event as seen on the Volcanocam images. The second was processed to isolate and enhance the brightness of the glow. (NOTE: The Volcanocam seemed to have some difficulty last night and a large number of images were not transmitted to the server, so there are gaps in the coverage - i.e. there's nothing between 03:48 to 05:38 this morning).
Flash movie - showing the glow (only) (size 126 kB)
Flash movie - showing the enhanced glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (size 214 kB)

Night of 02/03 Mar - the clouds parted around midnight and the glow flickered back into view. No major outbursts occurred and the glow was quite faint. The movie below was processed to remove the noise and enhance the brightness of the glow.
Flash movie - showing the enhanced glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (size 100 kB)