The still graphics below were taken from the You Tube video.
What I Notice on the Video
- Highest traffic density is the US, Western Europe, and Asia (China, Japan, Philippines, Indonesia)
- South America’s traffic is bunched to the North and along the Brazilian coast.
- Africa’s traffic, very light except for the country of South Africa.
- Australia traffic high where most of the population resides on the Southeast Coast. New Zealand shows brightly, surprising to me.
- In country traffic becomes light everywhere at night.
As the day follows night, creeping East to West, the preferred flight schedules are revealed.
- The most popular flight times for US to Europe leave in the evening, travelling east (the “red-eyes”). Arrivals, in London for example, would be in the morning of the next day:
- As day breaks in the US, a swarm of flights from Europe make their way to the US. They typically leave, say Paris, in the morning, chase the sun across the Atlantic to arrive in the US during afternoon hours:
- As daytime envelops the Americas, Europe, and Western Africa, we see maximum traffic density (brightest yellow) in the US and Western Europe.
- As expected, traffic subsides in Asia and Australia: