martedì 3 marzo 2009

World Air Traffic in 24 hours




Now this is really neat. It's a 24 hour observation of large airline flights. It's starts during daylight in North America. As it gets dark you can see the number of flights decrease while Asia and Europe pick up. Really great.

From space we look like a bee hive of activity. 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 theextreme north and it didn't quite rise in the extreme south. 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,now the "tilt" is visible.

With this 24 hour observation of aircraft travel on the earths surface we get to see the daylight pattern move as well across the face of the planet.


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Anonimo ha detto...

MAMMA MIA, MA É PAZZESCO. ALTRO CHE TRAFFICO SULLA TANGENZIALE EST !!!
CI UCCIDIAMO CON LE NOSTRE STESSE MANI ANCHE PERCHÉ SONO CONVINTO CHE IL PROGRESSO (SCUSA IL GIUOCO DI PAROLE) É COSI' PROGREDITO CHE ORMAI SIAMO AD UN PUNTO DI NON RITORNO. CHE IL BUON DIO CI AIUTI.
IL CHIOCCIA 58