visual boom

I learned the other day that a sonic boom has a visual component! The picture is of an aircraft speeding along just below the sound barrier. At that speed, the drop in air pressure as the aircraft forces its way through the air at such speeds creates a cloud of condensation. I thought that was pretty cool… that “cloud” chases the aircraft until it goes past the sound barrier (eg the “sonic boom”). Gorgeous picture.

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