I forgot to add, "no more annoying adverts" :)
Hi Astrid, unfortunately you can't take photos anymore unless you are a Premium member, which is cheap to join.
Good morning! I wanted to leave some photo taken by the camera, however I don’t find any option. How do I leave a photo like I used to, advice, instruction reason? Thanks and happy weekend.
great idea douglas, I would be more than happy to be the maintenance guy to keep the camera working. I would do it for a less than a basic wage. Every year I have been ready to go back to stromboli something happens to stop me for the past four years. Let's get the camera and I will set it up. Skyline jealously guard there monopoly on cams even though they don't own any. A nice crisp nighttime cam is not expensive, but probably expensive to maintain. But no more expensive than the current cheap one. It's possibly from a job lot from the early 2000s would explain why the rubbish night vision . No wonder the cam used isn't promoted, lol.
Wow! I finally saw a goat live just a minute ago. Have seen others photos but finally got to see one live. LOL
I agree that the daytime video is good, but the night time camera is quite bad, Night time eruptions are the best to view as you all know, I just wish they would replace it with something better. Maybe we, as fans of the site, should start a go fund me page to buy them a new camera. I would be willing to pitch in,
The old camera used to go down a lot but it was of far superior quality, particularly at night. This one sucks for night viewing in comparison.
Douglas Dane: The quality of this camera is pretty good in my opinion. The night quality is lower, and the colour of the lava is all wrong (except at dusk and daybreak), but it is still good quality. Remember that the Skyline cameras on Stromboli and Etna are the only volcano webcams in the world (to my knowledge) that record live video. All the others record single images every 10 seconds, or every minute, or even every half hour. And usually the images are small and low resolution. And furthermore, at any given time at least half the world's volcano webcams are not working. This includes the cams set up by official volcano observatories around the world. In addition, this Stromboli webcam is probably closer to the activity than any other volcano webcam. So overall, this webcam is still the best in the world for viewing eruptions. It's a pity the cam on Strombolicchio is gone. I hope it comes back soon.
There was a time when I would sit for hours watching Stromboli. It was such a wonderful and fascinating way for me to pass time. Then they switched to this camera. It is of such poor quality that I no longer can bear to watch. I hope some day they will get a decent camera and I will get my favorite site back. I still enjoy all of your comments. At least I know what has happened since I cant see it.
Rick: The eruption and collapse were easily missed since they lasted only a few minutes. These sort of minor collapses and modest eruptions are common on Stromboli. The summit area is always changing (over a period of several years), with old craters disappearing and new ones forming. The Strombolicchio webcam caught the eruption ash cloud (I saw it on the time lapse).
Seems I managed to silence everyone, lol. Or did everyone miss the collapse of the side of stromboli?
Ah, seems like it was actually a large eruption and making the news too. This cam didn't do it justice. The fuego cam caught it all and looked pretty spectacular. It's shame skyline do not use it any longer. I wonder if it began from the small Flare from that vent. It was certainly very close to it. Cool stuff!
Check out the timelapse from 25 seconds in.
oh dear, seems I spoke too soon. But great to see it all collapsing yesterday morning. One second it was all there, the next, all gone along with big chunk on the side too. I wonder what happens to that hotspot now?
That's one amazing "flare" coming from that small vent on the right. Almost constant, no pressure, no abating just a steady outflow of heat and light. It must be among one of the rarest phenomena of volcanoes after smoke rings and the amazing electric blue flames. Amazingggggggg!
I have tried to advise viewers about this on many occasions. Skyline see fit to remove my posts in order to keep reeling people in. They won't do anything about it @Margaret, they are part of it. Did anyone fall for the earwax removal one? Or the university one? Bad and obvious as they are, they would not do it if people didn't fall for it. Enjoy Stromboli while you can. Soon you will only be able to watch for ten minutes before adverts intervene. Happy viewing :)