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World air traffic_view from satellite

Discussion in 'Other Discussions' started by kyredneck, May 6, 2010.

  1. kyredneck

    kyredneck Well-Known Member

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    [email I got today]

    WORLD AIR TRAFFIC -- VIEW FROM SATELLITE

    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 of activity.

    What you will see, is a video showing air traffic around the
    world for 24 hours, taken from a satellite.

    You won't believe this! The yellow dots are airplanes in the sky during a
    24 hour period. Stay with the picture.

    You will see the light of the day moving from the east to the west, as the Earth spins on it's axis.

    Also you will see the aircraft flow of traffic leaving the North American continent and traveling 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.

    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.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=03s2Z7-qwaY
     
  2. RevGKG

    RevGKG New Member

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    That is cool. As a former Air Traffic Controller it brought back a lot of memories:thumbsup:
     
  3. Gwen

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    Very cool!
     
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