TRINITY TEST

This Animated GiF file courtesy of Elena Filatova ©

  The "Trinity" test was the first test of a nuclear weapon, conducted by the United States of America on July 16, 1945 at 33.6773 N 106.4757 W, thirty miles (48 km) southeast of Socorro on what is now White Sands Missile Range, headquartered near Alamogordo, New Mexico. It was a test of an implosion-design plutonium bomb, the same type of weapon later dropped on Nagasaki, Japan. The detonation was equivalent to the explosion of around 20 kilotons of TNT, and is usually considered as the beginning of the Atomic Age.

White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico, United States of America.

Trinity Site (red arrow) near Carrizozo Malpais

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