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Of the Popocatépetl Volcano Eruption

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Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano re-emerged to activity in 1994, after lying dormant for half a century. The volcano has experienced regular explosive activity since. As sunlight faded on February 27, this great new webcamsdemexico recording was captured from the nearby city of Puebla. The volcano continued to spew ash as orange hues drifted through the skies, creating a picturesque scene. (YouTube/webcamsdemexico)

The Popocatepetl volcano spews ash and steam, seen from the water canals of Xochimilco, as the sun rises in Mexico City, Sunday, March 1, 2015. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

The Popocatepetl volcano spews ash and steam, seen from the water canals of Xochimilco, as the sun rises in Mexico City, Sunday, March 1, 2015. Earlier in the week, the volcano forced the cancellation of flights at the nearby Puebla International Airport for two consecutive days. (AP Photo/Marco Ugarte)

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    Of the Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Eruption

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    Lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise volcano Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015, in the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. This is the second eruption in the past year at Piton de la Fournaise after 3-years of quiet. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez)

    Lava erupts from the Piton de la Fournaise volcano Thursday, Feb. 5, 2015 in the French Indian Ocean island of La Reunion. This is the second eruption in the past year at Piton de la Fournaise after 3-years of quiet. (AP Photo/Fabrice Wislez)

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      Of the Colima ‘Volcano of Fire’ Eruption

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      The Colima Volcano, also known as the Fire Volcano, erupted 14 times in 12 hours on Thursday, February 5, the latest in a string of eruptions at the most active volcano in the Colima Volcanic Complex. The youngest of the complex’s three volcanoes also erupted on January 3, 10, 14 and 25, as well as in November 2014. This timelapse video is described as showing Colima Volcano’s eruptions on February 5. Credit: YouTube/webcamsdemexico

      The roof of houses is seen of ashes from the Fuego volcano in Antigua Guatemala municipality, Sacatepequez departament  45 km southwest Guatemala city on Febrary 7, 2015. Uthorities of civil defense of Guatemala declared orange alert (danger) for a powerful eruption of the volcano Fire located in the south-west of the country, which ash fell down in several populations, including the capital and the tourist Antigua Guatemala, reported this Saturday an official source. AFP PHOTO Johan ORDONEZ

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        Of the Popocatépetl Volcano Eruption

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        Mexico’s Popocatépetl volcano continued to vent steam, gas, and ash into the atmosphere on December 29 and December 30. Over a 24-hour period, up to 5:15 pm GMT on December 30, Mexico’s National Center for Disaster Prevention (CENEPRED) reported “77 low-intensity exhalations” and 10 explosions of “moderate intensity” from the volcano. This video was described as showing an eruption at 1:24 pm, local time, on December 30. (Facebook/Webcams de Mexico)

        In this Tuesday, Dec. 30, 2014 photo, a plume of smoke, ash and steam rises from the Popocatepetl volcano, seen from the town of San Nicolas de los Ranchos, Mexico. According to Mexico’s National Disaster Prevention Centre, CENAPRED, the volcano’s exhalation reached a height of 2.5 kms. (8200 ft.), and the alert level remains the same. (AP Photo/Dario Lopez-Mills)

        The Week That Was in Latin America and the Caribbean Photo Gallery

          Of the Comet Finlay OUTBURST

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          SS: comet Finlay has gone into OUTBURST discovered the night of the 18-19 dec… it will remain in OUTBURST for a couple weeks. this means that my planned research trip to california beaches will be done under the cover of OUTBURSTING comet Finlay. when a comet outburst then we get an outburst of x-ray and scalar activity as well. the ouburst has happened near mars.

          X-FLARE (UPDATED): Big sunspot AR2242 erupted on Saturday, Dec. 20th @ 00:27 UT, producing an intense X1.8-class solar flare. NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the explosion’s extreme ultraviolet flash:

          What’s Up for December 2014 NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory Published on Dec 1, 2014 The December Geminids and Ursids offer up two more chances to see meteor showers this year. Plus, there are two comets to look for through telescopes.

          Mayan Astronomy The Maya made daytime observations of Venus. Venus had a psychological effect upon the Maya and other Mesoamerican cultures, it has been shown that the Maya were timing some of their wars based on the stationary points of Venus and Jupiter.

          One missing after Indonesia volcano erupts 19.12.2014 A volcano erupted in eastern Indonesia late on Thursday, leaving at least one hiker missing and injuring several other people. A spokesman for Indonesia’s Disaster Mitigation Agency, Sutopo Purwo Nugroho, said Mount Gamalama on Ternate island in North Maluku province spewed hot ash and smoke hundreds of feet into the air.

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            Of the Mount Aso in Kumamoto Japan Eruption

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            Mount Aso, One of World’s Largest Volcanoes, Erupts in Japan 11/28/14 There has been a lot of volcanic activity in Japan recently. Mount Ontake, which is located west of Tokyo, erupted unexpectedly in late September and killed more than 50 people. One analysis found that most of those people were killed after being struck by flying rocks, some of them traveling as fast as 190 mph.

            A volcano in southern Japan is spewing volcanic magma rocks. A regional weather observatory says this could be Mt. Aso’s first magma eruption in 22 years. (Nov. 28) (AP)

            An aerial view shows volcanic smoke spew from Mount Aso in Aso, Kumamoto prefecture, southwestern Japan, in this photo taken by Kyodo November 26, 2014. A local observatory said it has seen no sign of intensifying volcanic activity, Kyodo news reported. Picture taken November 26, 2014. Mandatory credit REUTERS/Kyodo (JAPAN – Tags: ENVIRONMENT)

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              Of the Fogo Island Camp Verde Eruption

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              DSK02. Fogo Island (Cape Verde), 23/11/2014.- A woman accompanied by children of Cha das Caldeiras leaving the area due to the activity of the volcano which began erupting in the island of Fogo, Cape Verde, 23 November 2014. The volcano on 23 November 2014 was reported to have erupted at dawn and made it necessary to activate evacuation plans at various points of the island, media reports state. There were no immediate reports yet on any casualties caused by the volcanic eruption. LUSA QUALITY AVAILABLE EFE/EPA/STRINGER BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE

              DSK101. Fogo Island (Cape Verde), 23/11/2014.- A composite image of three photos of the Pico de Fogo volcano on Fogo island of the Sotavento group, Cape Verde, 23 November 2014. The volcano on 23 November was reported to have erupted at dawn and made it necessary to activate evacuation plans at various points of the island, media reports state. There were no immediate reports yet on any casualties caused by the volcanic eruption. EFE/EPA/STRINGER BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE

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                Of the 150 Year Dormant Turrialba Volcano Eruption

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                Costa Rica emergency officials on alert following explosions, ash spewing at Turrialba Volcano 2 DAYS AGO Loud rumblings and ash covering roofs, gardens, roads and cars are the first results of increased activity at Turrialba Volcano, located northeast of the province Cartago, that started late Wednesday evening. According to the National Seismological Network (RSN), the eruption is the volcano’s largest in 150 years.

                Experts from the University of Costa Rica (UCR) and National University (UNA) reported increased seismic activity on Wednesday afternoon, and at 11:10 p.m. they recorded a phreatic explosion at the volcano. The fumarole from the explosion reached several hundred meters, Carlos Ramírez, a vulcanologist at the crater, told The Tico Times. Ramírez said that the eruption involved ash, rocks and possibly magma.

                Costa Rica Volcano Erupting After 150 Years October 30, 2014 A Costa Rica volcano relatively dormant for about 150 years is currently erupting. The Turrialba Volcano started erupting last night around 11:30 P.M. local time for Costa Rica. Inside Costa Rica reported nearby residents felt small earthquakes and “booming sounds.” About 40 minutes later, reports from witnesses stated clouds of ash could be seen. The city of Heredia reportedly saw ash fall as well.

                Turrialba Volcano in Costa Rica: Magma Eruption Confirmed November 1, 2014 After brief deliberation and disagreement, geologists from the two main Earth science research centers in Costa Rica have come to the agreement that the recent eruptions of the Turrialba volcano in the province of Cartago are magmatic rather than phreatic. They also agree that the ongoing activity could result in stronger volcanic eruptions such as the one that sent heavy ash clouds over the Central Valley earlier this week.

                Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano staged its most powerful eruption in years overnight, belching a plume of gas and ash that was reported to sprinkle the capital San Jose some 50 kilometers away, emergency services said on Thursday. Television footage showed ash falling like snow against the night sky onto the backs of cows. (Wochit Screenn Capture)

                Ash rises over Turrialba volcano, as seen from San Gerardo de Irazu near Turrialba, November 1, 2014. Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano staged its most powerful eruption in years, belching a plume of gas and ash that was reported to sprinkle the capital San Jose some 50 kilometers (30 miles) away, emergency services said on Thursday. (REUTERS /Juan Carlos Ulate)

                Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano experienced its largest eruption in 150 years on October 30. The force of the explosion was such that ash was reported in the nation’s capital city of San Jose, some 35km away. This unique timelapse recording, taken by Andrés Badilla in Escazu, highlights plumes of ash continuing to rise from the re-awoken giant of nature on October 31. Credit: YouTube/Andrés Badilla

                Ash rises over Turrialba volcano, as seen from San Gerardo de Irazu near Turrialba, November 1, 2014. Turrialba on Saturday staged a powerful eruption, sending falling rocks and a large amount of ash over downtown San Jose said Gino Gonzalez, a volcanologist at the National Seismological Network, according to local media. REUTERS REUTERS/Juan Carlos Ulate (COSTA RICA – Tags: DISASTER ENVIRONMENT)

                Costa Rica’s Turrialba volcano roars to life with its largest eruption in more than a century, blanketing nearby towns in ash. Yiming Woo reports. (Reuters)

                The Turrialba volcano, located in the Costa Rican province of Cartago, spews ash and volcanic rocks, causing the National Institute of Emergencies to evacuate some of the people living on its slopes (AFP Photo/Ezequiel Becerra)

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                  Of the Hawaii Kilauea Volcano Lava Flow

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                  SS: UPDATED 11-09-14: the kilauea flow started in june and was followed by the bardarbunga eruption and both have continued to show no stopping in flow of magma. there must be some reason why there are two major hotspots flowing magma at the same time. we have had several other volcanos going into eruption lately in central america and indonesia.

                  Northern Lights, Milky Way and an erupting VOLCANO captured in one jaw-dropping photo in Iceland  7 November 2014 Managing to capture the elusive Northern Lights is a feat in itself. But three natural wonders all in the one photograph? That certainly makes for spectacular picture.  Scottish photographer Maciej Winiarczyk got the Northern Lights, the Milky Way and an erupting volcano all in one shot during a recent trip to Iceland. The aurora-chaser, from Wick, Caithness, was at Jokulsarlon Lagoon when he photographed the Bardarbunga volcano erupting on October 21. The eruption is Iceland’s largest in over 200 years and is still going on today.

                  Bardarbunga volcano update: Continuing eruption formed a 70 km² lava flow and caused 44 m of caldera subsidence since its onset on August 31 Sunday Nov 09, 2014 The volcanic eruption at Holuhraun gives no signs of weakening and continues to eject an impressive lava fountain from the central Baugur crater at a rate similar to the past few weeks. This record-breaking eruption started on the 31st of August 2014 and formed a more than 17 km long lava flow. Using the successive outlines of this lava flow as drawn on a radar image from the Icelandic Coast Guard, researchers from the Institute of Earth Sciences estimated that by now the lava has covered an area of 70 km².

                  Geothermal Heat in Bárðarbunga Melts Glacier October 31, 2014 The energy of the geothermal areas in Bárðarbunga volcano in Vatnajökull now measures several hundred megawatts and the melting of glacial ice is estimated at approximately 2 cubic meters per second. The melt water flows into glacial rivers Skjálfandafljót and Jökulsá á Fjöllum. However, the water flow is too insignificant to cause the rivers to swell, the Icelandic Met Office concludes in its latest update on the volcano, published at noon today.

                  Iceland’s Bardarbunga volcano has now emitted the most lava of any volcano in that geologically active country since at least 1947, and continues with no sign of stopping. The volcano is also emitting clouds of toxic sulfur dioxide gases, which have made it all the way to Europe at times, thanks to northwesterly winds. The eruption is taking place in an old lava field known as Holuhraun, and according to National Geographic , the volcano has now vaulted so much molten rock to the surface that it would fill at least 740 Empire State Buildings. (Wochit Screen Capture)

                  The lava flow from the Kalauea Volcano is seen split into two separate lobes in this aerial picture taken near the village of Pahoa, Hawaii October 24, 2014. The lava began flowing from the Kilauea Volcano on June 27 and as of October 24 the flow front was 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from Pahoa Village Road, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. About 4,000 people overall live in the residential communities that the lava is approaching. Picture taken October 24, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Geological Survey/Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

                  This Oct. 26, 2014 photo provided by the U.S. Geological Survey a Hawaii Volcano Observatory geologist mapping the margin of the June 27 lava flow in the open field below Cemetery Road near the town of Pahoa on the Big Island of Hawaii. Dozens of residents in this rural area of Hawaii were placed on alert as flowing lava continued to advance. Authorities on Sunday, Oct. 26, 2014 said lava had advanced about 250 yards since Saturday morning and was moving at the rate of about 10 to 15 yards an hour, consistent with its advancement in recent days. The flow front passed through a predominantly Buddhist cemetery, covering grave sites in the mostly rural region of Puna, and was roughly a half-mile from Pahoa Village Road, the main street of Pahoa. (AP Photo/U.S. Geological Survey)

                  The lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is seen crossing Apa’a Street/Cemetery Road in this U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) image taken near the village of Pahoa, Hawaii October 25, 2014. The lava began flowing from the Kilauea Volcano on June 27 and about 4,000 people live in the residential communities that the lava is approaching. Picture taken October 25, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Geological Survey/Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

                  The lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is seen advancing across a pasture between the Pahoa cemetery and Apa’a Street, in this U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) image taken near the village of Pahoa, Hawaii October 25, 2014. The lava began flowing from the Kilauea Volcano on June 27 and about 4,000 people live in the residential communities that the lava is approaching. Picture taken October 25, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Geological Survey/Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

                  A Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) geologist marks the coordinates of a lava flow front from the Kilauea Volcano with a GPS unit near the village of Pahoa, Hawaii October 22, 2014. The lava began flowing from the Kilauea Volcano on June 27 and as of October 24 the flow front was 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from Pahoa Village Road, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. About 4,000 people overall live in the residential communities that the lava is approaching. Picture taken October 22, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Geological Survey/Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

                  Hawaii Volcano Observatory (HVO) geologists walk over the surface of a lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano to track surface breakouts near the village of Pahoa, Hawaii October 22, 2014. The lava began flowing from the Kilauea Volcano on June 27 and as of October 24 the flow front was 0.7 miles (1.2 km) from Pahoa Village Road, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. About 4,000 people overall live in the residential communities that the lava is approaching. Picture taken October 22, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Geological Survey/Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

                  The lava flow from the Kilauea Volcano is seen in a U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) image taken near the village of Pahoa, Hawaii October 25, 2014. The horizontal incandescent cracks seen in the center and right portions of the photo indicate that the flow was inflating, according to the USGS. The lava began flowing from the Kilauea Volcano on June 27 and about 4,000 people live in the residential communities that the lava is approaching. Picture taken October 25, 2014. REUTERS/U.S. Geological Survey/Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

                  A small breakout of lava from the Kilauea Volcano pushes past a fence in this U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) handout photo taken near the village of Pahoa, Hawaii, November 6, 2014. New footage of the Puna Lava flow from the Kilauea volcano was released on Thursday showing the front of the lava flow remaining stalled but officials continue to monitor other potentially active areas where the lava has branched out. Picture taken November 6, 2014. REUTERS/USGS/Handout (UNITED STATES – Tags: ENVIRONMENT DISASTER)

                  Lava from Hawaii’s Kilauea volcano broke out from the main flow near a cemetery on November 6. The lava’s forward flow had been paused since October 30, county officials said. The breakouts occurred near the cemetery in Pahoa village. Lava has been pouring from the volcano since June 27. Credit: County of Hawaii (Storyful Screen capture)

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                    Of the Mount Mayon Lunar Tetrad Eclipse

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                    The moon glows an orange hue during a total lunar eclipse Wednesday, Oct. 8, 2014, as seen from Bicutan, Paranaque city, east of Manila, Philippines. Wednesday’s eclipse was the second in a series of four total lunar eclipses that occur in six-month intervals and known as a “lunar tetrad.” (AP Photo/Bullit Marquez)

                    Mayon volcano spews a small amount of white smoke as seen from Legaspi City, Albay province, southeast of Manila on September 16, 2014 (AFP Photo/Charism Sayat)

                    RIT. Manila (Philippines), 19/09/2014.- A handout picture released by the Philippines Armed Forces Public Affairs Office (AFP-PAO) shows an aerial view of flood-affected areas in Central Luzon, Philippines, 20 September 2014. At least seven people were killed and more than 100,000 displaced in floods triggered by a tropical storm Fung-Wong in the Philippines, the national disaster relief agency said. Schools, government offices and the financial markets were shut down in the capital and northern provinces, where the floodwaters reached as high as two metres in some areas. Four of the deaths occurred in Manila, including a two-year-old girl who drowned while her family was preparing to evacuate, and a college student who was electrocuted, the disaster relief agency said. (Inundaciones) EFE/EPA/ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES/HANDOUT

                    RIT. Manila (Philippines), 19/09/2014.- A handout picture released by the Philippines Armed Forces Public Affairs Office (AFP-PAO) shows an aerila view of flood-affected areas in Central Luzon, Philippines, 20 September 2014. At least seven people were killed and more than 100,000 displaced in floods triggered by a tropical storm Fung-Wong in the Philippines, the national disaster relief agency said. Schools, government offices and the financial markets were shut down in the capital and northern provinces, where the floodwaters reached as high as two metres in some areas. Four of the deaths occurred in Manila, including a two-year-old girl who drowned while her family was preparing to evacuate, and a college student who was electrocuted, the disaster relief agency said. (Inundaciones) EFE/EPA/ARMED FORCES OF THE PHILIPPINES/HANDOUT

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