Atlas Launch-sonic boom

Now this is cool!
The NASA Solar Observatory launch on an Atlas launch went up a few days ago.
As the vehicle exceeded the speed of sound shock waves radiated away (as always-the sonic boom). But this time the atmospherics were just so and the waves were visible!
This is so cool…

Whoa. Impressive.

Moving thread from IMHO to MPSIMS.

Here’s an explanation of it.

Proof that it’s not fake:

That was cool!! :eek: