Thursday, December 9, 2010

A Look At An Unseen World

Mrs. Graybeard and I have our first Christmas get together of the year tonight, so just a short post pointing out something most people don't see everyday.  A video showing how air traffic on the European continent responded to the Icelandic volcano last April...

Similarly, Flight Aware, a free site where you can track any reported flight in the US, has this video showing the flow of traffic across the US in a 24 hour period.  You can watch the ebb and flow, watch it move coast to coast, and see how the transoceanic flows mostly come in, then go back out.  In the morning, the US East Coast is lit up with activity.  It shifts west as the day goes on, and then drops in activity level to the middle-of-the-night "red-eye" flights, only to start up again the following sunrise. 

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