On March 20, 2015 a total solar eclipse will occur. And we will watch it from the stratosphere!
Solar eclipse – is one of the most amazing and beautiful natural phenomena that mankind had ever seen. Each time a solar eclipse occur thousands of people enjoyed watching the two celestial bodies that intersect and create a spectacular, breathtaking sight.
Many amateurs and professionals trying not to lose ability to make beautiful pictures and footages. But all this pictures are made from surface of earth.
Another thing - to look at a solar eclipse from the stratosphere. Unfortunately, today the image of such an eclipse exists only in the form of pictures created using a photo editor.
We will survey the total phase of the eclipse from a height of 30 km, running into the stratosphere balloon with equipment for filming and for scientific research.
In addition to preparing a shooting photo&video currently constitute the scientific research program in collaboration with academic institutions: Institute of Nuclear Physics, Moscow State University Central Aerological Observatory Physics Institute. Lebedev RAS.
We have enough experience in surveys from the stratosphere. The first launch was carried out in April 2011. After that, we faced many pitfalls, but eventually solved most of them and continued experiments. Thanks to our posts about launches advertisers noticed us. With them, we ran into the stratosphere wristwatch, claiming to work in any conditions.
Soon we were approached by scientists. The reason is similar: experiments on stratospheric balloons in a spaceport demanded from several months to several years for approval, and we organized a similar project in just a couple of weeks. Today we are engaged in world conferences and congresses on space topics and preparing joint reports and scientific articles from various experts. One of the most ambitious to date, was the launch of the stratospheric balloons over the Olympic facilities in Sochi, a few days before the start of the Games. Soaring over Adler, the probe flew smoothly over Krasnaya Polyana and landed 180 km from the launch site, breaking the Greater Caucasus Range. Recently we started the project "Space For Children". This is an attempt to show the younger generation how beautiful the world and the earth, to prove that the cosmos - is necessary and interesting direction, and the fact that in their life there are pretty ambitious things require not so much wasted forces. More to the history of our launches is available on site http://nearspace.ru
So, the solar eclipse on March 2015. The shadow of the moon touches the large part of the northern hemisphere. In the band of full phase of land areas fall Faroe Islands and Svalbard. There we put this unique experiment.
Major settlements, where you can observe the total eclipse: UTCΗduration Tórshavn 09:41:5119,8°2 м 01 с Tjornuvik 09:42:0319,5°2 м 21 с Barentsburg10:11:1811,3°2 м 29 с Longyearbyen10:11:5411,2°2 м 28 с
Spitsbergen Spitsbergen, (also Svalbard, Grumant) - vast polar archipelago located in the Arctic Ocean, between 76° 26 ’ and 80° 50' north latitude and 10° and 32° east longitude. Significant economic activity in the archipelago besides Norway, according to the special status of the archipelago, carries only the Russian Federation, which has on the island Spitsbergen Russian locality settlement of Barentsburg, and preserved villages and Grumant Pyramid. Svalbard has arctic climate, in the west considerably softened by the warm Spitsbergen current (part of the Gulf Stream). The average temperature on the coast of +4,4 ° C (July) to -10... -14 ° C (January). Due to the influence of the Gulf Stream, winter temperatures in Svalbard on average 20 degrees higher than in other places comparable latitude. The maximum recorded temperature +24,5 ° C.