Solar Eclipse 2019 Expedition
By Maxi Laina and Joaquín Ezcurra
Villa de Merlo, Sierras Comechingones
San Luis, Argentina
Sunday, June 30, 2019, 4pm
Monday, July 1, 2019, 2pm
Today we were invitedby Agrupación 25 de Febrero from Piedra Blanca, to fly at Plaza Horizonte Azul, in Merlo. Just before boys and girls begin their football training, we measured the wind and then flew an aerosolar balloon in the afternoon.
We talked about the wind and wondered where the same balloons would go in free flight. Nahiara, Jazmin, Tamara, Yamila, Isaias, Jesus, Nacho and Miguel, made their first experiences as aerosolar pilots.
Tuesday, July 2, 2019
Today Aerocene flew during the Austral Total Solar Eclipse of 2019! Our balloons were inflated in the afternoon, and at 17.41hs, the sun almost on the horizon, just before sunset, hid completely behind the moon for 2 minutes.
Our balloons anticipated its slow atmospheric descent due to the lower solar radiation. Aligned with our main star and the moon, connected to the earth, we dreamt with a world free from fossil fuels.
Aerocene Eclipse Team
Martin Coco Adorno
Aerocene Berlin > Alice Lamperti, Camilla Berggen Lundell, Gwilym Faulkner, Erik Vogler