Atomic Test Blasts Visible from Los Angeles

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I recently learned that some of the atomic tests blasts done in Nevada were visible from Los Angeles. Here is a picture of the test blast code-named “Tesla,” March 1, 1955, at 5:27 AM. It was part of a series of tests done in the first part of 1955 code-named “Operation Teacup.” It was a relatively small (as these things go) 7 kiloton tower-burst.