Air Traffic: Time-Lapse Video

World air traffic time-lapse video (via

This video allegedly portrays world air traffic over a 24 hour period, condensed down to a couple of minutes. The time-lapse technique highlights the alarming air traffic saturation of North America and Europe while South America, Africa, parts of Asia, etc. exhibit only a fraction of the large aircraft flights. Imbalance is evident, and a whole parade of concerns could be drawn, but its mesmerizing beauty shouldn't be overlooked. Like swarms of fireflies performing a mysterious, cosmic dance, this meta view invites you to wonder and imagine... Hat tip to Huffington Post (@huffingtonpost) and Guy Kawasaki (@Alltop).