September 2005

Night of 28/29 September - There were a couple of bright outbursts from the lavadome before the clouds moved in to obscure the view of the crater around 01:00 this morning. Below are two animations combining the images from last night (before the clouds obscured the view) - both were processed to remove noise and slightly enhance the brightness of the glow, with the second superimposed on a background image of the mountain. Note the images of the glow in the second animation are slightly shifted in relation to the first, to maintain alignment with the background image (due to the fact the Volcanocam camera was moved during cleaning back on the 13th September).
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (only the area around the crater animated) (size 127 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 163 kB)

Night of 27/28 September - There were a number of bright outbursts from the lavadome last night. Below are two animations combining the images from last night - both were processed to remove noise and slightly enhance the brightness of the glow, with the second superimposed on a background image of the mountain.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (only the area around the crater animated) (size 185 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 243 kB)

Night of 26/27 September - There were several rock falls and associated bright outbursts from the lavadome last night. Below are two animations combining images from last night - both were processed to remove noise and slightly enhance the brightness of the glow, with the second superimposed on a background image of the mountain.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (only the area around the crater animated) (size 185 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 241 kB)

Night of 25/26 September - The weather was clear and the night began with a bright outburst at 19:51, followed by several more at 23:21, 00:41, 01:41 and other smaller events. Below are two animations combining the images from last night -  the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images, the second was further enhanced to emphasise the brightness of the glow.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 229 kB)
Flash movie - showing enhanced images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 255 kB)

Night of 24/25 September - The night began with a small glow emanating from the lavadome and there was a small outburst at 22:56, followed by two much larger outbursts in activity at 00:21 and 04:51 this morning. Below are two animations combining the images from last night - the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images with the noise removed, the second shows the same images superimposed on a background image of the mountain.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 288 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 241 kB)

Night of 23/24 September - There was an obvious rock slide resulting in a bright outburst in the images around midnight last night. Below are two animations combining the images from last night - the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images with the noise removed, the second shows the same images superimposed on a background image of the mountain.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 269 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 243 kB)

Night of 22/23 September - The night began with a bright outburst at 20:11 and the glow continued to flicker away for the rest of the night. Below are two animations combining the images from last night - the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images with the noise removed. In the second the images were further enhanced to maximise the brightness of the glow and then superimposed on a background image of the mountain.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 210 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 243 kB)

Night of 21/22 September - There were two small outbursts last night at 22:51 and 23:56. Otherwise, the glow was visible for the entire night. Below are two animations combining the images from last night - both were processed to remove noise and slightly enhance the brightness of the glow, with the second superimposed on a background image of the mountain.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 305 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 242 kB)

Night of 20/21 September - There was a bright outburst from the lavadome this morning at 04:56, which corresponded to a small quake that is clearly visible on the SHW webicorder trace for last night. Unfortunately, the Volcanocam appears to have suffered another network problem last night. It stopped transmitting images to the server at 19:46 and only started re-transmitting images at 03:36 this morning. Below are two animations combining the limited number of images from last night - both were processed to remove noise and slightly enhance the brightness of the glow, with the second superimposed on a background image of the mountain.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 151 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 118 kB)

Night of 18/19 September - Despite some clouds persisting all night, the glow was visible throughout. There were a few minor outbursts indicative of small rock falls from the lavadome. Below are two animations combining the images from last night - both were processed to remove noise and slightly enhance the brightness of the glow, with the second superimposed on a background image of the mountain.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (only the area around the crater is animated, to conserve bandwidth) (size 249 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 271 kB)

17/18 September - Clouds obscured the view until just after 01:00 this morning and then parted to allow a view of the crater and the glow from the lavadome. There were two small outbursts of activity at 01:56 and 02:31. Below is an animation of the images from when the crater was in view of the Volcanocam, the images were processed to remove noise and slightly enhanced to improve contrast.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (and the mountain illuminated by the full moon) (size 367 kB)

Night of 13/14 September - There were no major outbursts last night, but the glow was faintly visible for the entire night. Below are two animations combining the images from last night -  the first shows slightly enhanced images of the glow, the second was greatly enhanced to maximise the brightness of the glow.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 309 kB)
Flash movie - showing enhanced images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 473 kB)

14 Sep - Yesterday the camera lens on the Volcanocam was cleaned and the camera was moved slightly. This helped prove that the anomalous glow that sometimes appears on the images of the western flank of the crater is the result of defective pixels in the Volcanocam - see the images from the 11/12 and 12/13th that confirm it here, or read the story of the anomalous glow here.

Night of 12/13 September - There was a large outburst from the lavadome at 02:51 this morning. Also note that the Volcanocam lens was cleaned yesterday and the camera view was altered slightly - so I have shifted the position of the glow in the stacked animation to compensate. Below are two animations combining the images from last night - the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images with the noise removed, the second shows the same images superimposed on a background image of the mountain.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 239 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 277 kB)

Night of 11/12 September - The glow from the lavadome was quite bright at the beginning of the night and there were two further outbursts at 20:51 and 23:36. Below are two animations combining the images from last night - the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images with the noise removed, the second shows the same images superimposed on a background image of the mountain.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 242 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 230 kB)

Night of 10/11 September - There were numerous outbursts from the lavadome last night, with the brightest occurring at 21:46, 23:11 and 05:46. Below are two animations combining the images from last night - the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images with the noise removed, the second shows the same images superimposed on a background image of the mountain.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 303 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 263 kB)

Night of 09/10 September - There was a large rock fall and associated bright outburst on the Volcanocam images this morning at 02:46. Below are two animations combining the images from last night - the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images with the noise removed, the second shows the same images superimposed on a background image of the mountain.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 220 kB)
Flash movie - showing images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 186 kB)

Night of 08/09 September - The crater began the night ain clouds and it was clouded over at sunrise this morning, but the glow was visible from approximately 21:00 to 01:30 this morning. There were no major outbursts and the glow was quite faint. Below are two animations combining the images from last night -  the first shows slightly enhanced images of the glow, the second was further enhanced to maximise the brightness of the glow.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 170 kB)
Flash movie - showing enhanced images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 204 kB)

Night of 07/08 September - The view of the crater was clear all night and there were numerous small rock falls from the lavadome leading to small bright outbursts at 20:46, 00:51, 02:06, and 02:56. Below are two animations combining the images from last night -  the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images, the second was further enhanced to emphasise the brightness of the glow.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 205 kB)
Flash movie - showing enhanced images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 240 kB)

Night of 06/07 September - The glow from the lavadome was visible for the entire night, with a couple of small outbursts indicative of rock falls occurring (e.g. 04:36). Below are two animations combining the images from last night -  the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images, the second was further enhanced to emphasise the brightness of the glow.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 217 kB)
Flash movie - showing enhanced images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 241 kB)

Night of 05/06 September - The glow flickered away throughout the night, without any large outbursts of activity. Below are two animations combining the images from last night -  the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images, the second was further enhanced to emphasise the brightness of the glow.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 222 kB)
Flash movie - showing enhanced images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 251 kB)

Night of 04/05 September - The clouds parted after midnight and a faint glow was visible for most of the rest of the night. Below are two animations combining the images from last night -  the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images, the second was greatly enhanced to emphasise the brightness of the glow.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 255 kB)
Flash movie - showing enhanced images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 293 kB)

Night of 01/02 September - The glow was faintly visible for the entire night, with only a few small increases in brightness of the lavadome until just after 05:00 this morning, when a large and very bright outburst occurred. Below are two animations combining the images from last night -  the first shows the glow at the approximate brightness as recorded on the Volcanocam images, the second was further enhanced to emphasise the brightness of the glow.
Flash movie - showing just the glow  (size 259 kB)
Flash movie - showing enhanced images of the glow superimposed on a background image of the mountain for reference (only the area around the crater animated) (size 259 kB)