Volcano from Space

May 7th, 2013 at 2:07 am by under Bill's Blog, Weather

paluweh wide   paluweh volcano 2   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.

4 Responses to “Volcano from Space”

  1. Skot says:

    BLIMMY!!! Is that me peeing on that tree to the left??

    1. Skot says:

      What else can they see?? hmmmm.

      1. Skot says:

        Anybody else see a cabbage???

  2. SlimJim NW GR (1) says:

    Not sure how much longer the snow will be there but here is a web cam showing snow on the ground (with a date stamp) here in Michigan!

    http://www.mtu.edu/webcams/

    Look at the trail cams for the snow on the ground, as most of the snow in towm is now gone.
    SlimJim

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