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bobkrech

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Now that neat. You can actually see acoustic wave propagation through the cloud.

Bob
 

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Very neat. I love how you can see the wave propagation.
 

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Must have been amazing to see :)
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fred
It was just like a pebble dropped in a pond.

I have never even heard of this sort of thing happening with other launches.
 

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That is an awesome video and probably an irreplicable result. I have just one question. Is the rippling shock wave the sonic boom or is it a phenomenon present throughout the flight and only visible in certain atmospheric conditions? What I am trying to get at; is the appearance of that shock wave the moment the rocket exceeded the speed of sound?
 

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That is an awesome video and probably an irreplicable result. I have just one question. Is the rippling shock wave the sonic boom or is it a phenomenon present throughout the flight and only visible in certain atmospheric conditions? What I am trying to get at; is the appearance of that shock wave the moment the rocket exceeded the speed of sound?
Yes to both of your first questions. And no to the last.

A sonic "boom" doesn't happen just when the aircraft exceeds the speed of sound. It happens all the time that the aircraft is going over the speed of sound. You hear it as a boom when the shock wave passes you.

-- Rogers
 
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