The Mount St. Helens VolcanoCam Donation
The world famous VolcanoCam
helps people around the world understand and appreciate the awesome grandeur of a visibly active and growing volcano. Your donation will be used to help maintain the equipment and software involved in bringing you these incredible pictures.
Why is the picture sometimes grayed out?
If you look at the VolcanoCam
when it's night at Mount St. Helens, the picture will look dark and grainy, sometimes with a ghostly, glowing patch where the hotspots are in the crater. If it looks grayed out during daylight hours, it's because we have a very wet, rainy climate here, often with low-hanging clouds that obscure the view of the mountain. Once in a while, the picture will be completely grayed out due to a temporary malfunction, but this is rare. Forest Service officials at Mount St. Helens always work quickly to fix any problems that might arise.