Bizarre Image Appears on Redoubt Volcano Webcam

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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 03:19 AM
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Not sure what to make of this:



Visit

www.avo.alaska.edu...

For the big picture!

Pretty sure that isn't swamp gas.


Planet?

Lens Flare?

Alien Invasion?

Entertaining thoughts now...




posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 03:25 AM
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Wow, still there, how.often does it update?

Amazing catch, now I wonder what it is. It appears to be rotating to our left.


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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 03:42 AM
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Superimposed with the same picture from a clear day:



It appears that these lights are located on the horizon line.


The camera is located on Platform Anna, approximately 38 miles SE of Mt. Spurr; it was originally pointed at Mt. Spurr. This camera is NE of Redoubt, and has been repositioned (mid-March, 2012) to show both Redoubt (right) and Iliamna (left) in its view.


I guess that there's some human activity along the coastal line.

As it can be seen on this GE view, the approximate camera angle of view covers a large costal area:



As the camera is located on an oil platform, I was wondering if there are possibly other such platforms in the vicinity? And if we look closely at my daylight/night GIF above, seems like there's some black smoke in the daylight capture that exactly superimposed with some lights in the night shoot.

If these lights are coming from oil platforms, then it could very well be flares:



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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 03:48 AM
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On the daylight image I am sure I can see something where the lights are, is that the sea or a lake?

Could they be some sort of warning markers / buoys with lights?

EDIT: I wrote this before elevenaugust did a major edit of his/her post pointing out oil-rig flares (no offence meant elevenaugust, some good info)
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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 03:55 AM
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I'm missing the bizarre part. You post a blurry pic with some lights...and it's supposed to be odd?



ETA : Elevenaugust nailed it. Failed attempt at stars and flags.
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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 03:55 AM
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Maybe the moon ?
2nd line


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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 04:51 AM
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Originally posted by nightstalker78
I'm missing the bizarre part. You post a blurry pic with some lights...and it's supposed to be odd?



ETA : Elevenaugust nailed it. Failed attempt at stars and flags.
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You cant really critisize someone for thinking outside the box.. No matter how silly it may seem, without these individuals there would be no ATS..



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 05:08 AM
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The brainless ufo crowd will still eat this up.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 05:16 AM
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Thank you.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 05:22 AM
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Originally posted by nightstalker78
I'm missing the bizarre part. You post a blurry pic with some lights...and it's supposed to be odd?



ETA : Elevenaugust nailed it. Failed attempt at stars and flags.
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Threads like these are the raison d'etre for ATS, this is not the Huffington post, if posts like this offend your sensibilities you are probably on the wrong website.

Elevenaugust made some good points, allow me to make a couple more:

1. These orbs appear to be almost perfectly spherical, not the typical aspherical blob that an oil platform flare is;

2. A flare has some color to it, is not white.

3. How is the movement across the horizon possibly explained by oil platforms? Are there that many of them that have identical flares that don't show a typical orangish flame color?

So while I'm not putting forth any conclusions, I think these are definitely not oil platform flares.




posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 05:25 AM
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Not to sure about this, but the time stamp (upper left corner) in the original photo on the web site displays
Fri Mar 01 2:16:41 2013.

This would be an incorrect date, unless it's in a parallel universe.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 05:30 AM
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Originally posted by TrueAmerican
Not sure what to make of this:



Visit

www.avo.alaska.edu...

For the big picture!

Pretty sure that isn't swamp gas.


Planet?

Lens Flare?

Alien Invasion?

Entertaining thoughts now...


SnF for what ever it is, it's interesting.
I'm getting too fatigued to check Stellarium. Maybe it is the moon.



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 05:37 AM
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Still there. Look just to the right of the third one. I have moved and do not know where some of my things were put. I took pictures of what I thought were weird clouds. Later when I put them on the computer, balls almost like these sheets all over the place. I need to find them and make a thread. Nice find whatever it is!



posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 06:31 AM
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Originally posted by PlanetXisHERE
Elevenaugust made some good points, allow me to make a couple more:

Thank you, but let me answer to yours as well!



Originally posted by PlanetXisHERE
1. These orbs appear to be almost perfectly spherical, not the typical aspherical blob that an oil platform flare is;

It depends both of the distance of the flare (the more distant it is the less its aspherical aspect is visible: a flare observed tens miles away of the camera will not shows - or very little - this aspherical effect) and the camera that do not have fixed reference points to focused on. So any distant light will appears as an "orb". Out of focus colored light examples:




Originally posted by PlanetXisHERE
2. A flare has some color to it, is not white.

a- The flare aren't really white, but rather have a faint yellow hue.
Hexa RVB white values are 255.255.255, flare's values have a "B" component in it. (here, we have 255.253.233):



b- In your example reproduced below...



... flares have a strong orange hue, but you can find other examples with yellow/white hues as well



The flare color depends of the burning material, the color camera sensitivity, etc...


Originally posted by PlanetXisHERE
3. How is the movement across the horizon possibly explained by oil platforms?

I don't see any movement across the horizon.

I've taken two shoots of the view at 00:26:40 and at 03:16:41 and there are zero differences between the two:

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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 06:45 AM
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If you magnify the daytime image, you can make out structures where the lights are in night time pic. Probably flares. Good eyes though, TA



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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 06:57 AM
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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 07:12 AM
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What about the date from the future?

Are these orb artefacts from time dilation?

Has anyone seen new zealand lately? I havent.




posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 08:43 AM
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Well, checked just now, it it's gone.

I don't know, but it matches shore lights or something human natured, IMO.

The way the lights on the right side looked though, did seem to depict movement somehow. Perhaps a boat or something of the like.

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posted on Feb, 28 2013 @ 09:13 AM
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I know, isn't that weird? Just *poof* gone.

What I thought was strange, was if you look in the original pic in the OP, the shading appears consistent on all the objects, like the light source is coming from the right, and the shading is on the left on all of them.





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