Thursday, December 19, 2013

Assistance Needed Decoding Webcam Phenomena

The 'spider-webs' are back at Daiichi, visible on the TEPCO webcam. Visibility has been nil on the TBS cam because of the rain.

The spider-web phenomenon does seem to coincide with rain, but its not clear whether the spider webs are simply camera artifacts produced by refracted light.

I really don't know what to think after having watched them for two days straight. I had a friend look at the webcam today and he thought some of the spider-webs were from raindrops on the lens but he was convinced this glowing, pulsing blob was not a lens effect:

I really don't know what to think.

And then there was the red drop:

There was also this (below) at the base of the large white crane:

I really don't know what to think. These images are strange but I don't know if they indicate a sudden worsening of conditions.

I do know that TEPCO has been reporting steadily rising radiation levels in ground and sea water for the last 3 months. The levels have skyrocketed, in some cases by thousands of times. That has me worried, especially with the rising radiation levels being detected in the US.

What also has me worried is that the webcam discussion thread has been down for most of the last two days. I hope the outage stems from a technical snafu rather than resulting from a deliberate-take down.

Feedback would be appreciated.

Here are video clips from 12/19 taken by Lsmiaka

Here are videos posted by Horse–18-5.avi–18-6.avi

Here are screen shots from Tue-Wed Please see my slideshow here

UPDATE: Dec 20 at 4:42 AM as time-stamped by Enenews, Mungo reported seeing many emergency vehicles headed in the direction of Daiichi on the Tomioka cam. See comment here.

Today, December 21 at 12:04 A.M. the two cams are up and the views appear uneventful. Let us hope that these views are authentic and real time.


  1. I noticed similar "jiggling" during the day of the "blobs" (presumably precipitation), less the lights.
    Mind you, i only looked for a few minutes today.
    What bothers me, is not knowing where the light to be possibly refracted is coming from. One would think it would have to be within 180 degrees of the field of view.
    I wonder how any precipitation is cleared from the immediate field of view.

    Webcam comments still down. :(