Supersonic Shockwave

Supersonic Shockwave

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Caption: The supersonic shockwave that exits the barrel a .22 caliber rifle in front of the bullet. This pressure wave is responsible for the loud sound of the gun. The schlieren optical system images different air pressures with different colors of light. This image freezes the motion by using a high speed flash with a duration of 1/2,000,000th of a second.

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Keywords: collide, collision, fire arm, firearm, gun, high speed photography, high velocity, high-speed photography, loud, momentum, physics, rifle weapon, schlieren, shockwave, shoot, shooting, sonic boom, sound, super sonic, supersonic

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