Cool real-time map of live air traffic, worldwide

I love this stuff.

Last night I posted a live real-time map of lightning strikes occurring on the various continents.  Today, I give you, real-time updates on the whereabouts, and movement, of aircraft around the world.

This thing is amazing — here’s a screen shot:

by-default-2014-06-16-at-8.46You can zoom in wherever you want, and every 8 seconds the map updates, so you can watch the planes move — all of them:


And you can zoom an anywhere:

flight-path-featuredI LOVE this stuff.

And you can click on any one plane and see what it is:


It’s a great time to be alive.

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