While you can feel the effects of wind as it blows against you, see its impact as it rustles leaves and hear it as it howls during particularly strong storms, you’ve probably never experienced it as comprehensively as this before.
Cameron Beccario, a software engineer, created an interactive map that shows near real-time currents of Earth’s wind using data from the U.S. National Weather Service.
Similar maps for the United States and other areas have been developed before, but this one takes a global look that allows users to zoom in and out to see the currents in stunning detail. You can also click and drag to move around the globe.
“Gentle breezes are thin strands of green, strong winds are long streaks of bright yellow, while the strongest currents are an angry red,” the Verge reported.
Although the Earth seemed to be experiencing relatively gentle winds globally Wednesday morning, here’s a look at stronger winds posted on the project’s Facebook page Tuesday.
Watch this video showing how the map works:
The map’s data is updated every three hours.
(H/T: Daily Mail)