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Yellowstone geysers become active again after dormant periods
By Janet White
(Excerpts) – Yellowstone geyser enthusiasts are reporting that a handful of Yellowstone National Park geysers appear to be active again after periods of dormancy, including one geyser that last erupted almost two decades ago.
Morning Geyser, quiet for 18 years, is now active, and there is news that an electronic monitor on Echinus in Norris Geyser Basin picked up an eruption. North Goggles Geyser has also started erupting more regularly than the lone annual display it has typically shown over the past few years. The last time it was this active was 2004. Joining the list of newly reactivated thermal features are Fan and Mortar geysers, which may be beginning an active cycle.
Morning Geyser last erupted in 1994. The first reported eruption this year occurred on Wed., June 20. A second eruption was reported the following day, with geyser gazers reporting online that Morning Geyser spewed for up to 30 minutes, reaching a height of 200 feet.
How long will Morning Geyser continue erupting? That’s hard to say, but based on past active cycles, it could be days or weeks. Then again, these two eruptions might be all that’s seen for a while.
But for those of us not in the Park at the moment, thankfully, we can watch a past eruption.
Fan and Mortar Geysers in the Upper Geyser Basin
(On ) June 9, Fan and Mortar geysers started what is expected to be another cycle of activity. Every couple of years, Fan and Mortar geysers take a break and go silent. Prior to this eruption, they were last known to erupt in October 2011. Sometimes they take longer breaks than this.
When active, they erupt about every 3-5 days, sometimes appearing to “prefer” nighttime eruptions. Let’s hope this cycle sees more daytime eruptions.
Echinus Geyser in Norris Geyser Basin
… a temperature probe indicated that Echinus erupted at 3:25 a.m. on Mon., June 18 … the first known eruption since January 2011.”
Janet White is the creator of GeyserWatch.com.
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Note: These eruptions don’t seem to be of much concern to Yellowstone observers.
I don’t know the answer to this, but I wonder if there is any correlation between these geyser eruptions and sunspots.
11 May - 4 sunspots
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