Colima volcano (Mexico): lava flow and stars (18-22 Nov 2016)
During our recent Volcano Special
during 18-22 Nov, we observed the activity of Colima volcano from close:
It was characterized by the continued weak extrusion of a viscous lava flow from the active, flat summit lava dome (see aerial photos
). Explosive activity was only minor and limited to mostly small events at irregular intervals (often more than few hours), but fluctuated noticeably from day to day.
View of Colima from the SW in the evening of 18 Nov 2016: the lava flow and traces of glowing rock f... [info
Taurus has risen above the volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Milky way rising over Colima (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Wide angle long exposure with Polaris rotation center in the left and Colima with the glowing dome t... [info
A small steam / ash cloud moving to the west from the volcano. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
The sky behind Colima begins to brighten up as the moon is about to rise there. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer... [info
The volcano's moon shadow "cuts" through its gas plume even though it is still too low on the easter... [info
On 19 Nov, the glow from the summit lava dome is stronger than previously. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
A somewhat larger explosion occurred around 8 pm at the summit lava dome; ejected bombs could be cle... [info
Enlarged section of previous image showing bomb traces reaching up to approx. 150 m height at the su... [info
Rising stars at night of 20 Nov; the lava flow has advanced a bit compared to two days ago. (Photo: ... [info
Milky way over Colima volcano on 21 Nov. 2016. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
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