reply to post by StealthyKat
I watched both videos full screen on my 1920x1200 pixel monitor.
Too bad the resolution of the camera is too low to see the light source after it blinks out.
I didn't really see much in the way of color after the light went out, maybe just a hair. Anytime you aim a camera into the sun you are liable to get
some odd lens flare effects, and in this video they were muffled somewhat by the clouds the sun was trying to shine through.
Here are a couple of photos showing a purplish reflection of the sun, this one in the lower left:
And these are in the lower right. There's more than one due to multiple lens elements and surfaces:
Kind of purplish in the first and bluish-purplish in the second, right? That's probably what you're seeing in the video though to be honest I'm not
seeing it all that well, at least not as clearly as in those photos.
What would help is if we could find some more recent high-resolution aerial photos like these:
Fukushima Aerial photos
Then we might be able to find the source of the light. We could try to find it in those photos but they were taken in March and for all we know, that
light may not have been in place in March, right?
edit on 14-12-2011 by Arbitrageur because: clarification