August solar eclipse created bow waves in Earth's atmosphere

Visit http://archive.nextanimationstudio.com or contact [email protected] to license this or any News Direct video
For story suggestions please contact [email protected]

RESTRICTIONS: NONE

The total solar eclipse in August 2017 left bow waves in the Earth's upper atmosphere, like a boat sailing through water.
On August 21, researchers from MIT's Haystack Observatory and the University of Troms in Norway were able to find "the first unambiguous evidence" of atmospheric bow-waves.
The team published their findings in the journal Geophysical Research Letters.
The bow-wave theory says that a total solar eclipse will create high-pressure pockets under the moon's shadow that then slice through low-pressure air as the path of totality moves across the planet. These air pockets then generate small bow waves in the atmosphere.
During the August eclipse, the scientists collected data from around 2,000 satellite sensors placed across North America.
They detected tiny bow waves in Earth's ionosphere, the section of the atmosphere that begins 37 miles above the surface.
The researchers said their study, "reveals complex interconnections between the Sun, Moon and Earth's neutral atmosphere and ionosphere."

RUNDOWN SHOWS:
1. Solar eclipse
2. The total solar eclipse creating high-pressure pockets under the moon's shadow
3. 2,000 satellite sensors were placed across North America
4. Total solar eclipse

VOICEOVER (in English):
"The total solar eclipse in August 2017 left bow waves in the Earth's upper atmosphere, like a boat sailing through water."
"The bow-wave theory says that a total solar eclipse will create high-pressure pockets under the moon's shadow that slice through low-pressure air as the shadow moves across Earth. These air pockets then generate small bow waves in the atmosphere."

"Researchers from MIT and University of Troms in Norway collected data from around 2,000 satellite sensors placed across North America and for the first time detected tiny bow waves in Earth's ionosphere."
"The researchers said their study, 'reveals complex interconnections between the Sun, Moon and Earth's neutral atmosphere and ionosphere.'"

SOURCES: National Geographic, Newsweek
https://news.nationalgeographic.com/2017/12/solar-eclipses-earth-bow-waves-atmosphere-space-science/
http://www.newsweek.com/august-solar-eclipse-created-bow-waves-earths-atmosphere-phenomenon-never-seen-758831