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What is this phenomenon?

  1. Apr 6, 2013 #1

    Here's an explosion from mythbusters.
    At about the 1:35-36 mark, there is a particular camera angle where if you go frame by frame, just as the explosion starts, there is a weird disconnected phenomenon right above the explosion(kinda like a cone).

    Could anyone explain what that is?
    A camera artifact?
    A mach disk-like phenomenon?
    Something else?
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2013 #2

    russ_watters

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    Because of the symmetry, I'm thinking it is an internal reflection in the lens of the camera.
     
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