Flight patterns animation

Graphic artist Aaron Koblin created an animation based on 24 hours of flight travel data from across the U.S. The results are hypnotic (as is the music) — although it gets a bit wacky at the end, it’s amazing to watch the country light up from east to west as dawn creeps across and air traffic picks up.

This video is low-resolution; you can view a high-resolution version on Koblin’s website. Thanks to the New York Times for the YouTube video link.