Tsar BombaTsar Bomba was the largest nuclear weapon ever tested in history,
detonated 2 miles above Novaya Zemlya on October 30, 1961 by the USSR.
It was a hydrogen bomb with a yield of 50 megaton TNT; 10 times the
combined power of all the conventional explosives used in World War II.
The fireball had a diameter of 5 miles (8 km) and was visible up to
620 mi (1000 km). The shockwave was still measured after three rounds
around the globe and the mushroom cloud climbed up to 35 miles (56 km).
Fluorescent pigments and acrylic on canvas, 37 x 49", (95 x 125 cm), 2014