Ash venting from the dome (29 Jan - 1 Feb 2010)
At sunrise on 29 Jan, ash is blown towards the West by a strong easterly wind.
Ash venting from the summit and pyroclastic flow in Aymer's Ghaut.
Panoramic view of Pea Ghaut.
Abandoned houses at bottom right give the scale.
Ash is blown over S. George Hill in a quiet full moon night.
Ash venting from the summit and pyroclastic flow in Aymer's Ghaut seen from South-West.
Concern at Montserrat Volcano Observatory (MVO) about the amount of ash fall in Belam Valley.
A lot of ash rises into the upper troposphere, where it expands forming a spectacular mushroom.
The ash mushroom expands and then covers half the sky above the MVO helipad.
The ash column drifts kilometers across the sea and dims the sunlight.
At sunset ash venting further increases, causing billowing ash clouds over S. George Hill.
Romantic sunset with volcano view.
|Photos by Marco Fulle taken with 10-20mm zoom and 50mm lens (reflex digicam with 16x24mm sensor).|