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It looked like an early morning view of a comet - until I realised it was moving.
Delta Airlines flight DAL8 en-route from Atlanta to Dubai, about halfway, over the North Sea east of Orkney. Believe it or not that is the shortest route!
Picture added on 24 October 2007
Someone near Stavanger has put a 'radar' plot online of aircraft crossing the North Sea (don't have a direct link, you've got to download something called a vnc viewer). You can then find the detailed route on an American site 'flightaware.com'.
Added by Karl Cooper on 29 October 2007
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