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What are the blue flashes before each eruption at Redoubt?

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posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 12:57 AM
I noticed that just before each eruption at Redoubt there is a bright blue flash of light.
Here is a collection of images taken from HUT at Redoubt.
You can stop the image, and control the frames using the outside buttons.
(Just in case the link doesn't work)

I would love to hear other peoples thoughts on this, Because i am absolutely bewildered.

Edit to fix title.

[edit on 24-3-2009 by broadway_baby1983]

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:03 AM
hmmm thats quite interesting, all i can think of is lightning, i once seen a photo of a volcanoe erupting and lightning strck the volcanoe as is was erupting, il ltry and find the link for that picture again, i dont know why it would do that though, maybe someone with a littl more knowledge on the subject can help us

peace xxx

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:05 AM
I'm guessing that it's caused by gases that are released from the eruption and ignite.

Just a guess though.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:10 AM
Look at the timeframe.
These 20 minutes apart.
Blue flash.. 20 minutes.. eruption.
Im checking to see if it correlates with any data from the webicorders.
Any help would be appreciated.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:10 AM

"The cause of volcanic lightning is not completely understood. Geologists assume that the cause is similar to the cause of lightning in thunderstorms. From an electric universe point of view, the Earth is a small charged body moving in a large cell of plasma, and there is charge waiting for a connection to it."

It is what it looks like

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:13 AM
The pyroclastic cloud spewed out by the volcano can cause lightning. But this doesn't seem to be the case here. I would have to guess. And that's all this is. However, before the eruption gases are released. Huge amounts....When they combine in the air this could cause light to reflect differently. This would be my guess.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:25 AM
Im trying to find images from the other eruptions.
AVO doesn't seem to keep a database. Someone must have them.
If anyone finds them and can make them into a clip. Please post it here.

Any other correlations to atmospheric activity?

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:31 AM
reply to post by broadway_baby1983

I guess you didn't like my other link.

Here is a google images link of other pictures of volcanic lightning.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:35 AM
Those images all seem to be during the eruption, not before.
These blue flashes are 20 minutes before an eruption.
Im leaning more toward the gasses explanation at the moment.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:36 AM
reply to post by broadway_baby1983

You would see some of the same because of the venting that is going on currently from my understanding.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:39 AM
reply to post by whoshotJR

those are the pictures i was talking about earlier, well done my friend, saved me some time looking for them
thanks peacee xx

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:43 AM
Most likely webcam-related fault.
At least in my opinion.

[edit on 2009/3/24 by Shirakawa]

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 01:51 AM
At one point, there were more images. It appears some of them have now been removed.
Note to self: start saving stuff to hard drive.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 02:19 AM
If you're suggesting a conspiration, well that's not the case.

I stream to my hard disk since a few weeks ago all shots from both Hut and Cook Inlet webcams to my pc (if you followed the main thread you might have known), and colors may change depending on light conditions and image exposure settings. The "blue flahes" you're seeing are not dependant on the eruptions. Pictures, as they come from AVO servers, don't get removed (they can if you found them in other sites, though, simply because they look bad when mixed with others).

By the way, how do you know that in EACH eruption there is such blue flash, if the webcam hasn't been inactive or in the darkness only during the last explosion?

In my opinion this thread is pointless (there's already a 22 pages one open, by the way) and based on pure personal wild speculations.

posted on Mar, 24 2009 @ 02:56 AM
I remember watching a documentary.
It was about the observations of Plasma being given off when mineral rocks are put under great pressure.
They also when on to theorize that. This might be the cause of ball lightning.

It was a long time ago though, and I don't remember what it was called.
Anyone remember watching something like that? I would like to watch it again.

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