Chaitén volcano still going strong – more ash and aerosols

Click for larger image The Chaitén volcano is maintaining its eruptive activity unabated. Yesterday, the Oficina Nacional de Emergencia (ONEMI) reported that military personnel in Chaitén ‘perceived loud noises coming from the volcano, abundant ashfalls and electrical discharges around the top of the mountain’. Heavy cloud cover and rainfall prevented observation of the eruption cloud. The ONEMI…

I hope Al Gore is hanging his head

REPOSTED FROM THE UK TELEGRAPH BLOG I am ashamed to admit that I had never heard of Irena Sendler, whose obituary appeared in this morning’s paper. Hers is an awesomely humbling story, even by the standards of her heroic generation. Irena Sendler was nominated for the Nobel Peace Prize A Polish Catholic, she spirited some…

More Cycle 23 Sunspecks

The sun is active with cycle 23 (near equator) cycle 23 sunspecks. I have decided againts calling them “Tiny Tims” as I think “sunspecks” is more true to the phenonmenon. Click HERE for the full sized original image The magnetogram shows a bit more than the MDI image: The Cycle 24 engine still hasn’t gotten…