This Clip takes 2 minutes to run......it is amazing to watch the heavy air traffic lanes change over a period of 24 hours – also amazing that there aren’t more collisions.
WORLD AIR TRAFFIC 0-24 HRS..VIEW FROM SATELLITE
You won't believe this.The yellow dots are airplanes in the sky during a 24
Stay with the picture. You will see the light of the day moving from the
east to the west, as the Earth spins on its axis.
Also you will see the aircraft flow of traffic leaving the North American
continent and travelling at night to arrive in the UK in the morning. Then
you will see the flow changing, leaving the UK in the morning and flying
to the American continent in daylight.
It is a 24 hour observation of all of the large aircraft flights in the
world, condensed down to about 2 minutes. From space we look like a bee hive
You could tell it was summer time in the north by the sun's foot print over
the planet. You could see that it didn't quite set in the extreme north and
it didn't quite rise in the extreme south.
I have never seen this before. We are taught about the earth's tilt and how
it causes summer and winter and have had to imagine just what is going on.
With this 24 hour observation of aircraft travel on the earth's surface we
get to see the daylight pattern move as well.
Thanks Barry & Louise D.