Update

Well, with a busy work week and holiday, I’ve not been able to get back to the Civil War until today. They remembered it yesterday in Vicksburg, however:

It was 150 years ago today that Union Gen. Ulysses S. Grant decreed to a war-weary Vicksburg that wouldn’t give up: Let the siege begin.

It’s a challenging goal, but I will try to get the week’s Civil War post completed (it’s about halfway there) today and also next week’s, for automatic publishing tomorrow on Memorial Day, if possible.

Popocatépelt from CENAPRED's Tochimilo cam May 25, 2013

Popocatépelt from CENAPRED’s Tochimilo cam May 25, 2013

Popocatépetl

The Colossus of Puebla did not take a break over the last few days, either.

Fortunately the time-lapse program was on it except for some time yesterday when I had to go out. There is a week-long movie of it from the Tlamacas cam from last Saturday until yesterday, and a few more good images that I hope to get up in the live-blogging post today, as well.

CENAPRED is probably watching Popo closely. Per their bulletins yesterday and this morning, the volcano is having hours’ worth of spasmodic tremor and yesterday some harmonic tremor, too.

At the moment, it is having a big explosion.

Image from Webcams de Mexico.  I added labels for the steam (white) and ash (gray) columns.

Image from Webcams de Mexico. I added labels for the steam (white) and ash (gray) columns.

They are getting into the monsoon season in Mexico, and views of the volcano will be almost completely obscured by clouds soon, until around October.



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