Volcano from SpaceMay 7th, 2013 at 2:07 am by Bill Steffen under Bill's Blog, Weather
The Earth Observatory Satellite captured these two pictures of the Paluweh, Volcano. This volcano is in the Sunda Islands of Indonesia, a little south of the Equator (8.32 deg. S, 121.71 deg. E). Paluweh has been erupting since last November after being dormant since 1985. It’s greatest eruption was in 1928 when it triggered earthquakes and a local tsunami. In 1928, 266 people lived on the island. Most of the mountain is underwater. The volcano is reallly 9,843 feet high, but only 2,871 feet rise above sea level. The island is roughly five miles across. The constant east to southeast trade winds means the smoke/steam from the volcano almost always moves to the left or to the west or northwest. There is no one on the island at this time. Check out the pictures full screen here and here. Also, here’s a look at the snow on the ground in Colorado in the first week of May.