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9 September 2011

Posted by DMC on 10 September 2011 in Diary, Videos |

A quiet uneventful day. I had hoped to be in a position to bring up-to-date the missing videos and pictures on the blog but I have still not heard from Dragon following the video conference last weekend with the software people who designed the programe. I really cannot believe that my problems with the Commands are that difficult to resolve.

England won the third of the One Day Cricket Internationals, this one at the Kennington Oval, by a handsome three wickets with, seven balls to spare. The fourth ODI is scheduled to be played at Lord’s on Sunday, although the weather forecast looks appalling and it may well be a washout.

Here is a little diversion for you.

This is a 24 hour observation of all of the large aircraft flights in the world, condensed down to 1:11. From space we look like a bee hive of activity.

What you will see is a video taken from a satellite. You won’t believe this! The yellow dots are airplanes in the sky during a 24 hour period. When you click on the link below you will see the light of the day moving from the east to the west, as the Earth spins on it’s axis. Also you will see the aircraft flow of traffic leaving the North American continent and traveling at night to arrive in Europe in the morning. Then you will see the flow changing, leaving Europe in the morning and flying to the American continent in daylight.

How many people do you think are in the sky at any given moment? You can tell it was spring time in the north by the sun’s foot print over the planet. You could see that it didn’t set for long in the extreme 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 we have had to imagine just what is going on. With this 24 hour observation of aircraft travel on the earth’s surface we get to see the daylight pattern move as well. Remember watch the day to night….. Day is over in Australia when it starts.

Click here to see the Worldwide Traffic

Be patient takes a minute or two for this complex video to load.

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