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Is Diesel Phosphorescent?

  1. Dec 8, 2009 #1
    I had some diesel fuel outside and it was snowing pretty good and it looked like it was glowing bright green/yellow against the white background. Was it glowing or was it just an illusion?
     
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  3. Dec 8, 2009 #2

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    It contains fluorescent compounds so in the bright light you would see it glow somewhat. Its phosphorescent if you continue to see it in the dark.
     
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