Friday, May 21, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull eruption: webcam at midnight

It's midnight in Iceland and nearly midsummer with a volcano erupting, what do you do? Hang out in front of the thermal camera.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull eruption: webcams

There are several webcams watching the Ejyafjallajökull eruption; and at this time of year the plume is illuminated all the short night long. I watched the sunset at 10:30PM and am now watching the sun rise at 4:30AM. The eruption continues through the Arctic summer night.

This one is closer and has a thermal IR camera as well; but it's also more often obscured by ash and fog.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Jupiter's SEB has gone pale

Jupiter's South Equatorial Belt, normally a brown-red, has gone as pale as the cream white zones surrounding it. Check out the report with images at the Planetary Society Blog: This is one of those things that happens every 5-10 years or so.