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WEBCAM July 2016
#21
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(07-21-2016, 10:40 AM)Horse Wrote: 7-21 pm
I saw a spark on cam1 and looked closer to see what time to jot down and saw a bright blue spark first on cam1 then on cam4 almost the same instant and both were bright blue; on cam1 at 20:12 and cam4 at 20:13.  Went to the cam4 recording and found 2 sparks in the 10 minutes I looked at; quite the catch.  Counted the cam1 sparks in the hour from 20:00 to 20:59 and found 13 sparks.  The similarities in the first few grabs and the close times caught my eye.  The first two sparks both show a pair.

Wow!  Fantastic catch.

I think the 'double'  spark from the 2 angles with a clock difference of  seconds is what  I would call a match up.  

IMO - We may be witnesses to a phenomenon that has never before been seen.   Certainly, not anticipated by the nut-job builders of these DNA Destroying Death Machines that some call Nuclear Power Plants.

I have felt that most of the sparks are literally occurring in air (theory 1) since I first began to observe them.   Then, I wasn't so sure, because I watched several tests done on cameras that show the spots and fuzz effect.  (theory 2)   I did think it was odd they were different specific colors at times and they seemed to move upward.   Seeing several sparks that left trails or traveled at angles made me consider the literal theory again, along with Horse's counting sparks and noting the time patterns.

DOUBLE Spark both cams ->

Unit 1 cam:
http://caferadlab.com/attachment.php?aid=565

Unit4 cam:
http://caferadlab.com/attachment.php?aid=566
 
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#22
(07-21-2016, 09:30 PM)Chasaha Wrote: Wow!  Fantastic catch.

I think the 'double'  spark from the 2 angles with a clock difference of  seconds is what  I would call a match up.  

IMO - We may be witnesses to a phenomenon that has never before been seen.   Certainly, not anticipated by the nut-job builders of these DNA Destroying Death Machines that some call Nuclear Power Plants.

I have felt that most of the sparks are literally occurring in air (theory 1) since I first began to observe them.   Then, I wasn't so sure, because I watched several tests done on cameras that show the spots and fuzz effect.  (theory 2)   I did think it was odd they were different specific colors at times and they seemed to move upward.   Seeing several sparks that left trails or traveled at angles made me consider the literal theory again, along with Horse's counting sparks and noting the time patterns.

Yes, a close match up, this time, actually twice in one night.  I need more to be fully convinced.  Why don't we find more match ups?  Most c4 sparks don't have accompanying c1 sparks.  All sparks may not have the same source.  Equipment strobe lights can look like sparks; the vacuum cleaner tool has strobe lights that show up like sparks.  Before flowplayer most sparks were white and I worried that they were just noise in the signal.  Radiation can cause the sparks as several tests have shown.  Not enough data yet for me to completely drop theory 2 (CCD effect) for theory 1 (aerial effect) but the 7-21 evidence is something to be considered.  I can work out a mechanism for theory 2 but haven't worked out a mechanism for theory 1.  I don't have enough proof to say for sure what the nighttime sparks in the sky are but I have used them for a couple years now to gage conditions like greater emissions, Fuku fog, and higher radiation readings.  For me, the sparks are an indicator of the ongoing radiation being created by the out of containment fuel melts.  The sparking hasn't stopped; the rates fall for a bit but then rise again.  

We are witnesses to a phenomenon that has never before been seen.  TEPCO has been lying for five years about the ionizing radiation pouring out of Dai-Ichi.  To the casual viewer looking at the tepcams nothing much happens; a still picture.  I hope that pointing out unusual events like the sparks may counter some of the lies and disinformation.  Too many people heard the words 'cold shutdown' and think the disaster is over but it will continue to get worse with the uncontrollable nuclear reactions occurring in the fuel melts under three broken reactors. The people that want to believe that Fukushima wasn't that bad won't be interested in fancy sparks. TEPCO admits it lied about cold shutdown and will eventually admit that Tokyo and most of Japan should have been evacuated and the radioactive fallout killed the oceans and helped change the weather and caused early mortality from radiation induced cellular damage.  TEPCO hasn't admitted anything unless they had to.  I figure the following generations tasked with radioactive waste remediation may like to see what happened at Dai-Ichi.  They might be able to say that the yellow cloud pouring out of r1 last year caused the EURDEP spikes.  They might scan the recordings for sparks to estimate radioactive releases to the air.  They might have the sense to shut down nuclear power plants before they explode and make a Fuku mess.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#23
7-22 pm was a fairly clear night and the amount of sparking jumped out at me.  An hour long count before midnight bagged 20 sparks.  I picked out these spark grabs to show the work lights for the lower right hand work area going out one by one.  The work lights are also reflected on the top right of cam1.  

7-22 23:10:12 spark
7-22 23:17:27 spark
7-22 23:18:35 spark
7-22 23:21:54 spark

   

   

   

   

The histogram shows the 20 spark times and their frequency.  

7-22 hist 2300

   
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#24
Rainbow 
Amazing screenshots on a sparkly night. 
Orange, Green, Purple and Blue.

If I have the time I may check the alternate angle on the high speed replay. I might catch one. Smile

Re: " Why don't we find more match ups? "
- Horse  #22

I think the reason we have not seen more cross checked, Unit1 Cam vs Unit4 Cam, is because most people might not think to do it,  take the time to do it or have the knowledge to do it.    

I also know the TEPCO cam clocks are not synced.
Currently they are off by about 45 seconds which is the difference on the double spark multi-angle shot.

I have cross checked many times and never seen one like the other night's double catch.   Although, I have always thought it probable, as a way to possibly verify Theory 1.   I'll be checking more now.   

Distance and angles are hard to determine with these zoomed cams.

Exclamation  The purple spark on the smoke stack screenshot is interesting.  (2016-07-22 23:18:35) If an Aerial Spark, then it is between the stack and the camera.  It would be great to catch a 'longy' spark that is partially blocked by a stack or crane.   That might tell us something.

Did your screenshots come from the high speed recording or from your own recording?
 
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#25
(07-23-2016, 05:01 PM)Chasaha Wrote: Amazing screenshots on a sparkly night.  
Orange, Green, Purple and Blue.

If I have the time I may check the alternate angle on the high speed replay. I might catch one. Smile

Re: " Why don't we find more match ups? "
- Horse  #22

I think the reason we have not seen more cross checked, Unit1 Cam vs Unit4 Cam, is because most people might not think to do it,  take the time to do it or have the knowledge to do it.    

I also know the TEPCO cam clocks are not synced.
Currently they are off by about 45 seconds which is the difference on the double spark multi-angle shot.

I have cross checked many times and never seen one like the other night's double catch.   Although, I have always thought it probable, as a way to possibly verify Theory 1.   I'll be checking more now.    

Distance and angles are hard to determine with these zoomed cams.

Exclamation  The purple spark on the smoke stack screenshot is interesting.  (2016-07-22 23:18:35) If an Aerial Spark, then it is between the stack and the camera.  It would be great to catch a 'longy' spark that is partially blocked by a stack or crane.   That might tell us something.

Did your screenshots come from the high speed recording or from your own recording?

Hi Chasaha, I’m glad the two sets of well timed sparks stirred a little excitement.  Since you first raised the ‘aerial’ theory, I have been cross-checking when I find a c4 spark.  I’ll admit to a bit of surprise at finally finding two matchups.  The spark grabs come from scanning my recordings.  I sometimes go thru the time lapse vids and have grabbed from there but it’s much more difficult, kudos to those with the patience.  I encourage anyone spotting a suspected c4 spark to post a jst time so we can cross check.  I say suspected c4 spark because most of the ones I note down to check aren’t really there; my old eyes get tricked by the flash of a neon light.  The sparks flash by so quickly watching in real time and I’m never sure if I really saw one until I check the recording.  

“purple spark on the smoke stack screenshot is interesting.  (2016-07-22 23:18:35)”
I have not found a spark that is partially blocked by cranes or tower.  They all appear closer to the lens, in front of objects.  The ones on the r1 tent are obviously between the camera and the reactor building.  It’s been strong evidence for a CCD effect.  However, I have noticed that Fuku fogging seems to dim the sparks.  We also need to come up with a mechanism for an aerial effect.  Something exploding in the distance wouldn’t be a pinpoint spark.  The closest I can get would be a comparison to fireworks, sparks from igniting metal particles.  

Here’s a funny, most of the sparks I noticed before I started recording the tepcams I saw on cam4.  That was when r3 sfp was having debris removed and r4 spent fuel was said to be removed and the common pool was much hotter than now.  In the early days, sparks were hardly mentioned and everyone was fascinated by webs.  What did the old-timers think of the sparks?  Nuckelchen pointed out the distortions, but that didn’t get much traction.  When I see sparks on cam4 I think of something on the south side, like r3 sfp.  Cam4 doesn’t spark as much as it used to.  When the roof came off of r1 the sparking on cam1 increased.  The radiation in the air near the cameras make sparks flash in the view.  I have no problem with both theories being correct; I think we’re just figuring out the details.  The switch to flowplayer put color into most of the sparks, and changed the colors; red now looks orange.  I think they adjusted the f-stop or exposure time on the cam feeds.  

Majia and the watchers on the Enenews webcam forum are complaining how difficult connecting to the TEPCO Flowplayer feeds is and they get rather alarmist.  I haven’t had any problems with maintaining connection to the tepcams.  Even the early morning disconnects have stopped.  Flowplayer is more demanding of video and browsers are more demanding of computer memory resources than the old direct feeds were.  Clean your computer or consider equipment upgrades.  

“I also know the TEPCO cam clocks are not synced.
Currently they are off by about 45 seconds which is the difference on the double spark multi-angle shot.”
Yes, so which one syncs to official jst time?  Been meaning to check, is either one the real jst or are both delayed?  

Thanks Chas for debating the true nature of sparks, I might not have looked or known what to look for without your input and it helps me to stay objective.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#26
(07-24-2016, 07:00 AM)Horse Wrote:
(07-23-2016, 05:01 PM)Chasaha Wrote: Amazing screenshots on a sparkly night.  
Orange, Green, Purple and Blue.

If I have the time I may check the alternate angle on the high speed replay. I might catch one. Smile

Re: " Why don't we find more match ups? "
- Horse  #22

I think the reason we have not seen more cross checked, Unit1 Cam vs Unit4 Cam, is because most people might not think to do it,  take the time to do it or have the knowledge to do it.    

I also know the TEPCO cam clocks are not synced.
Currently they are off by about 45 seconds which is the difference on the double spark multi-angle shot.

I have cross checked many times and never seen one like the other night's double catch.   Although, I have always thought it probable, as a way to possibly verify Theory 1.   I'll be checking more now.    

Distance and angles are hard to determine with these zoomed cams.

Exclamation  The purple spark on the smoke stack screenshot is interesting.  (2016-07-22 23:18:35) If an Aerial Spark, then it is between the stack and the camera.  It would be great to catch a 'longy' spark that is partially blocked by a stack or crane.   That might tell us something.

Did your screenshots come from the high speed recording or from your own recording?

Hi Chasaha, I’m glad the two sets of well timed sparks stirred a little excitement.  Since you first raised the ‘aerial’ theory, I have been cross-checking when I find a c4 spark.  I’ll admit to a bit of surprise at finally finding two matchups.  The spark grabs come from scanning my recordings.  I sometimes go thru the time lapse vids and have grabbed from there but it’s much more difficult, kudos to those with the patience.  I encourage anyone spotting a suspected c4 spark to post a jst time so we can cross check.  I say suspected c4 spark because most of the ones I note down to check aren’t really there; my old eyes get tricked by the flash of a neon light.  The sparks flash by so quickly watching in real time and I’m never sure if I really saw one until I check the recording.  

“purple spark on the smoke stack screenshot is interesting.  (2016-07-22 23:18:35)”
I have not found a spark that is partially blocked by cranes or tower.  They all appear closer to the lens, in front of objects.  The ones on the r1 tent are obviously between the camera and the reactor building.  It’s been strong evidence for a CCD effect.  However, I have noticed that Fuku fogging seems to dim the sparks.  We also need to come up with a mechanism for an aerial effect.  Something exploding in the distance wouldn’t be a pinpoint spark.  The closest I can get would be a comparison to fireworks, sparks from igniting metal particles.  

Here’s a funny, most of the sparks I noticed before I started recording the tepcams I saw on cam4.  That was when r3 sfp was having debris removed and r4 spent fuel was said to be removed and the common pool was much hotter than now.  In the early days, sparks were hardly mentioned and everyone was fascinated by webs.  What did the old-timers think of the sparks?  Nuckelchen pointed out the distortions, but that didn’t get much traction.  When I see sparks on cam4 I think of something on the south side, like r3 sfp.  Cam4 doesn’t spark as much as it used to.  When the roof came off of r1 the sparking on cam1 increased.  The radiation in the air near the cameras make sparks flash in the view.  I have no problem with both theories being correct; I think we’re just figuring out the details.  The switch to flowplayer put color into most of the sparks, and changed the colors; red now looks orange.  I think they adjusted the f-stop or exposure time on the cam feeds.  

Majia and the watchers on the Enenews webcam forum are complaining how difficult connecting to the TEPCO Flowplayer feeds is and they get rather alarmist.  I haven’t had any problems with maintaining connection to the tepcams.  Even the early morning disconnects have stopped.  Flowplayer is more demanding of video and browsers are more demanding of computer memory resources than the old direct feeds were.  Clean your computer or consider equipment upgrades.  

“I also know the TEPCO cam clocks are not synced.
Currently they are off by about 45 seconds which is the difference on the double spark multi-angle shot.”
Yes, so which one syncs to official jst time?  Been meaning to check, is either one the real jst or are both delayed?  

Thanks Chas for debating the true nature of sparks, I might not have looked or known what to look for without your input and it helps me to stay objective.

btw - I would say my opinion on the sparking anomaly is almost exactly the same as yours.     Whether theory 1 or 2, the sparking indicates higher activity.

I have also had issues with display of the TEPCO cams, especially Unit4 cam.  Sometimes I click redisplay 3 or 4 times, but it usually takes.

The thing with Theory 1 is that, if it's true, then it really is a bit mind blowing.  For some reason it seems easier for my brain to accept an electronic blip than a giant flying hot spark.  

I wonder sometimes what the size of the spark might be?    When/if a spark is caught on both cams then it may be possible to estimate the size.  ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulation )  I would 'questimate' it could be near the size of a small bus, if they really are above or near the reactors.   I base this observation on the size that a human appears to be while on top of Unit1 or Unit2.

I may have been one of the first ones in the early days to comment on the sparks.  I might have called them vertical lightning bolts.   I agree most were white, but I do remember observing some colored ones.   I also would concur that more are now being seen on the Unit1 cam.  

Has a, (perhaps tiny), spark ever been spotted on the TBS cam? Idea
 
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(07-26-2016, 11:18 AM)Chasaha Wrote: btw - I would say my opinion on the sparking anomaly is almost exactly the same as yours.     Whether theory 1 or 2, the sparking indicates higher activity.

I have also had issues with display of the TEPCO cams, especially Unit4 cam.  Sometimes I click redisplay 3 or 4 times, but it usually takes.

The thing with Theory 1 is that, if it's true, then it really is a bit mind blowing.  For some reason it seems easier for my brain to accept an electronic blip than a giant flying hot spark.  

I wonder sometimes what the size of the spark might be?    When/if a spark is caught on both cams then it may be possible to estimate the size.  ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulation )  I would 'questimate' it could be near the size of a small bus, if they really are above or near the reactors.   I base this observation on the size that a human appears to be while on top of Unit1 or Unit2.

I may have been one of the first ones in the early days to comment on the sparks.  I might have called them vertical lightning bolts.   I agree most were white, but I do remember observing some colored ones.   I also would concur that more are now being seen on the Unit1 cam.  

Has a, (perhaps tiny), spark ever been spotted on the TBS cam? Idea

- size of the spark

My spark is bigger than your spark.  Ha Ha, trying to be funny.  You were probably the first I remember posting a spark and didn’t you catch the biggest one?  All the sparks are roughly the same size.  When the spark appears larger; it’s usually two dots together or a dot with a tail.  Two different colored sparks together would be difficult in the air but reasonable if they’re only in the Charge Coupled Device (CCD).  Some sparks are brighter and some dimmer, I guess because some have more energy than others rather than a distance factor.  I consider too that workers on site should be able to see any large light display in the sky, even a flash, and would find a way to report it; TEPCO state secret law aside.   I think the CCD camera picks up the track of high energy particles, the invisible radiation on site.  I’ve wondered if the different colors aren’t different particles.  I haven’t heard of any sparks on tbs-jnn but if they were spotted I bet they’d be the same size as tepcam sparks.  

- sparking indicates higher activity

Indeed, when I started noticing the sparks and figured out they weren’t just noise I got a little alarmist.  Hard to convey when the sparks aren’t so easy to catch on the fly and few have put together computer equipment to record.  Sparks were noticeable the first year; then a couple years when I thought them gone or very infrequent; then the increase in the last couple years to levels almost as bad as that first year.  Was it because no one was really looking that closely or did the fuel melts start generating more radiation?  According to a German study the disaster will continue to get worse producing more radiation for years to come.  TEPCO keeps reporting new record levels of becquerels in water around the reactors.  It’s frustrating after watching five years of makeshift remediation that there is no sense of urgency to do as much as possible before the rising radiation levels make work more difficult than it has already proven to be.  The site is dumping too much radiation to the environment and raising allowable limits is not a good response.
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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#28
The sparks captured on the ISS livestream camera of a solar wind hitting the space station were the same as the sparks found on the tepcams.  That evidence convinced me that the tepcams were picking up ionizing radiation and displaying sparks.  Trying to determine if they were Alpha, Beta, or Gamma was made difficult from the dearth of published research on radiations effects on CCD cameras.  Reading Majia’s blog I noticed another candidate for the sparks, HZE radiation.  

http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/i...pacts.html
Quote:HZE radiation is galactic radiation consisting of the nuclei of atoms heavier than helium and hydrogen.
Quote:HZE ions are similar to alpha particles, which consist of a nucleus of a helium atom. HZE ions by definition are a form of fast moving particle radiation consisting of nuclei of elements heavier than hydrogen: “A nucleus with no orbiting electrons”:
From Wikipedia: HZE ions are the high-energy nuclei component of galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) which have an electric charge greater than +2. The abbreviation "HZE" comes from high (H) atomic number (Z) and energy (E). HZE ions include the nuclei of all elements heavier than hydrogen (which has a +1 charge) and helium (which has a +2 charge). Each HZE ion consists of a nucleus with no orbiting electrons, meaning that the charge on the ion is the same as the atomic number of the nucleus. HZE ions are rare compared to protons, for example, composing only 1% of GCRs versus 85% for protons.[1] HZE ions, like other GCRs, travel near the speed of light. Their source is likely to be supernova explosions.[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HZE_ions

Sounds like nasty stuff, fast moving radioactive heavy element nuclei stripped of electrons. Nuclear fission produces heavy elements.  The charge on the ion is the same as the atomic number of the nucleus; might be what causes different colors registering on the CCD cams, different heavy elements. What stuff has TEPCO’s accident unleashed?
"The map is not the territory that it is a map of ... the word is not the thing being referred to."
 
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(07-30-2016, 05:56 AM)Horse Wrote: Reading Majia’s blog I noticed another candidate for the sparks, HZE radiation.  

http://majiasblog.blogspot.com/2016/07/i...pacts.html
Quote:HZE radiation is galactic radiation consisting of the nuclei of atoms heavier than helium and hydrogen.
Quote:HZE ions are similar to alpha particles, which consist of a nucleus of a helium atom. HZE ions by definition are a form of fast moving particle radiation consisting of nuclei of elements heavier than hydrogen: “A nucleus with no orbiting electrons”:
From Wikipedia: HZE ions are the high-energy nuclei component of galactic cosmic rays (GCRs) which have an electric charge greater than +2. The abbreviation "HZE" comes from high (H) atomic number (Z) and energy (E). HZE ions include the nuclei of all elements heavier than hydrogen (which has a +1 charge) and helium (which has a +2 charge). Each HZE ion consists of a nucleus with no orbiting electrons, meaning that the charge on the ion is the same as the atomic number of the nucleus. HZE ions are rare compared to protons, for example, composing only 1% of GCRs versus 85% for protons.[1] HZE ions, like other GCRs, travel near the speed of light. Their source is likely to be supernova explosions.[2] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/HZE_ions

Sounds like nasty stuff, fast moving radioactive heavy element nuclei stripped of electrons. Nuclear fission produces heavy elements.  The charge on the ion is the same as the atomic number of the nucleus; might be what causes different colors registering on the CCD cams, different heavy elements. What stuff has TEPCO’s accident unleashed?
 
Oh man.... Horse, I think you - and Majia - have an observation breakthrough ...  don't know about this, but the description pulled out by Majia and your contemplation feel right. Sure wish some space materials physicist(s) would speak out on the Fukushima events... and, once more, I feel were so f*d... nuclear scientists and officials leading us blind into their cauldron...
Pia
Jitsi chat: enfo.pia@gmail.com
 
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#30
nuc had a good vid up - showing steam, high heat I guess --
he did a nice split screen showing no fog storm or any bad weather on the traffic cam.....


2015 07 21 fukushima daiichi
nuckelchen.blog.de

http://youtu.be/RIu8Te_5VnU
 
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