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— — - A ring of water vapor is created as pilots Lt. Justin Halligan (L) and Lt. Michael Witt (R) fly their F/A-18F Super Hornet airplane within 200mph of breaking the sound barrier while performing at New York Air Show at Jones Beach in Wantagh, New York, May 23, 2009. The phenomenon is created when a plane, traveling at low altitudes over water, approaches the speed of sound and the pressure created by the forward sound waves squeezes moisture in the air to form a ball of cloud over the front of the aircraft. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Reuters)
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A ring of water vapor is created as pilots Lt. Justin Halligan (L) and Lt. Michael Witt (R) fly their F/A-18F Super Hornet airplane within 200mph of breaking the sound barrier while performing at New York Air Show at Jones Beach in Wantagh, New York, May 23, 2009. The phenomenon is created when a plane, traveling at low altitudes over water, approaches the speed of sound and the pressure created by the forward sound waves squeezes moisture in the air to form a ball of cloud over the front of the aircraft. (Photo by Christopher Pasatieri/Reuters)

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David Gorter
Great picture!
nycslc1
Insane shot, so cool looking!!!
Stephen Gardener
Great Shot
Patrick Deveau
That's pretty cool
Brian Rogers
I would pay a lot of someone else's $$$ to be able to see this in prrson;so awesome!
Luc Barbier
The right picture at the right instant. Very nice !
Dennis Surek
Is this vapor visible to the pilots ? Does it hide the rear section of the aircraft ?
Pablo Avila
Very interesting and very amazing.
Claude Ugo
Magnifique ! J'adore ....

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