Video of the Day: Airspace Rebooted

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Holy time lapse sequence, Batman. Iceland’s most rupture-prone and least pronounceable volcano has spurred yet another cool fact-based internet visualization. This video neatly depicts flight patterns in European airspace before and after Eyjafjallajokull spewed ash across the sky; despite the air travel disruption, patterns resume apace, with some routes open on April 18 and business as usual by the 20th. Video after the jump.

Itoworld used flight data from flightradar24.com which covers a large fraction of Europe, though you will notice slight gaps around France and no information over the Atlantic Ocean. The map data is CC-by-SA openstreetmap.org.

[via The Daily What]