Tolmosoff Posted August 19, 2009 Share Posted August 19, 2009 A supersonic shock wave starts at the nose cone of a craft breaking the sound barrier. That shock wave is not limited to the surounding craft but travels in a cone shape outward. These shock waves travel outward untill it hits the ground is where we get the ( Sonic Boom ) that can shatter windows. But a coned shockwave also travels skyward unill it hits the clouds which you then can see the waves travel in a striaght lines as fast as the jet. A shockwave wave can travel for miles untill it hits a target as earth or cloud cover. I'v seen that happen and am a withness to visibly see a shockwave. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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