Archive for February 3, 2013

Paluweh volcano, Indonesia: major explosion with ash plume rising 13 km, aviation alert level on Red

Darwin VAAC has spotted an ash plume rising to altitude of 13 km from Indonesian Paluweh (Rokatenda) volcano on February 2, 2013. The likely cause is either a major dome collapse triggering a large pyroclastic flow or a vulcanian explosion of the lava dome, Volcano

"Full Moon Silhouettes" - Moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand

Full Moon Silhouettes is a real-time video of the moon rising over the Mount Victoria Lookout in Wellington, New Zealand. People had gathered up there this night to get the best view possible of the moon rising. Photographer Mark Gee captured the video from 2.1km away

Comet Lemmon greens up in southern hemisphere's nightsky

Comet Lemmon (C/2012 F6) is visiting  the inner solar system after almost 11,000 years. Comet Lemmon (C/2012 F6) is visible from the southern hemisphere at distance about 92 million miles (0.99 AU) from Earth. Northern hemisphere observers will get their