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Video shows 24 hours of flight traffic in 1 minute

At any given moment, some 5,000 airplanes are crisscrossing the skies over the United States, according to the National Air Traffic Controllers Association.

Now, thanks to Flighttradar24, a flight-tracking service that offers real-time updates on air traffic worldwide, you can see what that looks like in an animation compressed down to one quick minute.

On April 1, the company tracked 164,209 flights around the world, including tens of thousands that flew over the U.S.

The yellow, animated airplane symbols that represent each flight look like a swarm of bees buzzing around the North American continent. Check out the video below:

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