Flight Patterns: Visualizing Air Traffic Patterns Over the United States

Via TreeHugger, I found this cool work by artist Aaron Koblin:

graphic showing air traffic patterns over the United States, by artist Aaron Koblin
Created by artist Aaron Koblin. See full-sized version and other versions.

This beautiful visualization is part of his project ā€œFlight Patternsā€, showing the density and path of airplane flights over the United States. The project features several different visualizations in different styles, but Iā€™m partial to blue. He also created several animations that add a whole new level; it’s especially neat to see the wave of increased air traffic travel east to west as morning arrives in each time zone.