Tuesday, 3 September 2013

Where Are They All Going?

We were out a bit earlier this morning for our early morning walkies, about 6.45 a.m. local time. A fairly clear blue sky and was struck by the number of commercial airline con trails I could see. All were heading towards the North Sea and then on to the continent. As well as the number it was noticeable that they were all tending to converge on the same narrow corridor. Though the camera in the iPhone could only see a few I counted thirteen trails, many fairly recent and probably all in the last hour or so.

2013-09-03 06.42.12

There is a fascinating site where you can zoom in on any part of the world and see in real time just how many commercial aircraft are up there. If you want to see what is above you now then go to the PlaneFinder site and zoom in on your local area. Link should open in a new window.


  1. You were out early.

    That's an interesting link.

    1. Adrian: If you haven't noticed it yet they also do a ship finder:
      Hover the mouse over a ship to see its name. Updated in real time.

    2. Yes, I knew about shipfinder but thank you anyway.

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    1. Pleased you found it interesting Wilma. You may have noticed a link bottom right on the plane spotter page which takes you to a similar thing with boats.


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