Friday, October 6, 2017

Pecularities of the Futaba Cam View of Fukushima Daiichi

Fukushima is still producing copious steam emissions, continuing a trend that began last week after the 6.0 earthquake.

This post however is going to address the pecularities of the Futaba cam view. The Futaba intersection is located west of Fukushima Daiichi. The cam looks east to the Pacific Ocean with Fukushima Daiichi located at the land's eastern edge.

The sun rises to the east but the strange thing is that the glow over the plant that is frequently - albeit not always present - shifts south as the sun rises and is located in close proximity to the ground rather than in the sky. I can best describe the phenomenon in screenshots:

For comparison, here is the location of the rising sun from a screenshot taken in 2014

Now see the location of the rising sun Sep 30, 2017 at 5:34:

From the Futaba cam view, the sun rises distinctly to the left but the residual glow is sometimes located to the right and is located closer to the ground than in the sky:

Oct 1, 2017 8:37 

October 2, 2017