Air traffic animation

The above images depict aircraft traffic over the United States.  They are very nice, but check out this animation of flights over a day or so.  It’s mesmerizing.

The maps and the animation were created by Aaron Koblin in collaboration with Wired Magzine.  They break down the 205,000 daily flights monitored by the FAA, with different colors for different airplane models and cruising altitudes.

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