Sunday, May 20, 2012

OT: Photos of Annular Eclipse of the Sun in Japan

by Tokyo Brown Tabby, who at the last moment grudgingly joined the crowd in the nearby park. Tabby took the photos of the sunlight (from the sun in annular eclipse) filtering through trees as it reflect on the surface of the nearby building.


Blake said...

I saw this too as I was rushing to get my scope and filter up.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, Tabby. I failed to notice this, but it's really cool.

Chibaguy said...

Those are nice photos. Thank you Tokyo Tabby.

Apolline said...

OT, too :

A reader on my blog send me this article (16th may) about meltdown in reactor 4 :

Ultraman, do you confirm this information, or is it fearmongering ?

Thank you.

Darth3/11 said...

Well done, Brown Tabby!

arevamirpal::laprimavera said...

Helios, I can confirm the existence of the TEPCO document, which is about the soundness of Reactor 4 building. The document by the way is not for the press but for the members of the Working Group. It is posted at TEPCO's site. The Working Group meets once a month.

For some unknown reason, most of the Japanese press ignores these documents that are posted on TEPCO's site.

As to the assertions by Alexander Higgings and Fukushima Diary, all I can say is I'm sure it will be translated back into Japanese and spread as truth, if not already.

"TEPCO hit the data" - I don't think so, but that's what they think, and these days that's all that matters. "Experts" declare something, and that's the "truth". It's all "narrative".

I saw the data last year, and I saw the data for the other reactors. They were in the news and on TEPCO's website. Reactor 4 SFP was the least contaminated of the four SFPs.

As to Fukushima Diary's analysis that the amount of iodine means SFP4 had recriticality, I don't know what to say. If the amount of iodine is indicative of recriticality, then the soil in Iitate-mura at the end of March last year must have had a recriticality with 20 million Bq/kg of iodine-131 as measured by IAEA. That's 100 times more than SFP4's iodine per kilogram.

Tokyo Brown Tabby said...

Thanks! I've just uploaded a movie of the waving rings of light. Please take a look if you like.

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