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    • Horse has written a new post "Spider webbing effects" 05.12.2014

      Here is a possible way that the ‘spider webs’ could be caused by radiation effects. Water on a camera lens can produce what photographers call orbs. Orbs are water or dust on a camera lens that can reflect light. For the the orb to form, water or dust must stick to the lens. Ordinary raindrops normally do not cause orbs or webs because they run off a vertical lens.

      Weird glowing shapes in photos

      “To produce such weird shapes, the water needs to form a droplet on the lens. If it just runs down the lens, you won't see the strange shapes.”

      “The 'weird glowing shape' effect is caused by total internal reflection. Light from the source bounces around inside the water droplet at all sorts of different angles (this accounts for the 'glow'). Some of it emerges to form a highly distorted image of the light source for the camera sensor.”

      All about orbs

      Quisp - “Trouble is, washed-out fallout isn’t distributed in a neat,
      uniform radioactive haze. It’s lumpy, sticky, filled with hot particles, and prone to “hot spots”."

      “However, radioactive particles can become electrostatically charged as a result of the decay process. Theories have been proposed to describe this self-charging phenomenon, which may have a significant effect on how these particles interact with one another and with charged surfaces in the environment.”

      “Alpha particles are positively charged and are therefore attracted to the negative plate in an electric field.
      Beta particles are negatively charged and are therefore attracted to the positive plate in an electric field.
      Gamma rays are unaffected.”

      Bright light is also required to produce orbs and weird glowing shapes. The light on the site may be a factor. The gas lights are very high intensity with a source that might appear to dance about. There are more gas lights in use than last year. Two additional ones on the south side of r4 seen in TBS but not visible in Tepco South might be the off camera light source for the more intense webs seen lately on Tepco South. The additional gas lights to the north by r1 and r2 may now be the light source for the webs seen recently in the Tepco North view.

      Without having access to the camera and an onsite view it will be hard to prove what causes the webs. Sticky radioactive fallout in the raindrops and the unusual bright gas lights might be what is turning dull orbs into a bright, dancing light show.

    • Horse has written a new post "2013/12/29" 12.31.2013

      The water in front of the plant looks lighter in color than the rest of the ocean. Was that a military ship cruising by?

    • Horse has written a new post "Spider webbing effects" 12.29.2013

      “…it is true that both the charge-coupled silicon devices and the metal-oxide semiconductors may produce visible light scintillations in response to ionizing radiation.”

      Says alpha more likely to produce light


      ccd camera and rad info

    • Horse has written a new post "2013/12/24" 12.29.2013

      Toll! Thanks for the gif. I don't have very good editing software, usually don't post 'cause of the amateur results. You fixed it up nice. The gif will make it easier to show people recent events on other blogs. Vielen Dank für Ihre Videos und Bearbeitungen.

    • Horse has written a new post "Spider webbing effects" 12.27.2013

      I dismissed the light effects as water droplets refracting or reflecting the bright light sources nearby until a chat with someone here that worked with outdoor cameras monitoring wildlife. She had never seen these kinds of light effects in rain or snow. Asking if there were nearby bright light sources, she answered that an eagle nest on stadium lights did not show the light effects. I see the other outdoor cams don't show those light effects. Keeping an open mind I had to consider what makes that site different from all the others seen from camera. Captures with little raindrop distortion and watching the unusual movement at normal speed convinced me to look again at the phenomena and explore other explanations. For example, do polluted radioactive rain drops on the lens fluoresce more than a clean raindrop would producing bright spider webbing effects?

    • Horse has written a new post "Spider webbing effects" 12.27.2013

      Ontological has good info on lens and camera effects.


      I still think it may be the concentrated radioactive atmosphere with plenty of x-ray emissions causing the glows that watched over time seem to reach out to metal grounds and discharge. Tritium lighting effects rather than ce 137 chlorides. They may etch the glass outside cover lens but that effect would be seen with every rain until replaced. In that continuous etching the lens would progressively degrade causing increased spider webbing. Why would effects be seen when not distorted by rain drops? The glass refractive etching explanation also points to the toxic atmosphere where sea salts and radioactive gases form radioactive chemicals.

    • Horse has written a new post "Where to post now?" 12.26.2013

      I was on once, slow to load, then couldn't get on again. Saw your entry on


      the temporary solution over there. The web cam watchers are an important part of Enenews. They stimulate conversations, network well, and provide real information about the goings on at Fuku. They'll get it fixed.

    • Horse has written a new post "2013/12/23" 12.24.2013

      Seen the debate about cam discrepancies, noted a few myself. The different camera angles and perspective shifts make it difficult to identify what’s where. No side by side captures, new to this and trying to document events better. I saw a smoke cloud drift in front of the front white tower and dissipate on the Tepco cam. I started TBS and saw it was smoking. Started recording programs and captured the last part. It was over in maybe ten minutes. Here are the TBS captures that show the last part of the smoke event on 12-24 at 10:30 jst.



      The question here is what went up in smoke. Is Tepco burning trash in the open air? An equipment fire? Was it a steam release? What went up in Nucklechen’s captures earlier?

    • Horse has written a new post "2013/12/23" 12.24.2013

      @webcam 12-24 1030-jst Was watching tepco cam and saw smoke pass in front of the crane. Checked TBS cam and watched a smoke event. Captured the last part of the event.



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