O is for October: Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta @AprilA2Z #AtoZChallenge

Considered to be the most photographed event in the world, the Albuquerque International Balloon Fiesta is the largest ballooning event in the U.S. and is held every October.How have I not shared this pic? Autumn in #Albuquerque. #ABQ #newmexicoA photo posted by Sarah Allan (@sarahallanauthor) on Mar 30, 2016 at 4:35pm PDT The Fiesta has many events, including mass ascensions, special shapes, and even special events and competitions.What makes ballooning in Albuquerque so good? It's what's known as the Albuquerque box--predictable wind patterns that are great for ballooning. Below is a diagram of how the winds in the Albuquerque box work from Balloon Fiesta Park. The balloons rise and are taken south by southerly winds, then rise and are swept north in the higher altitude by northerly winds. When they drop in altitude, they are caught by the southerly winds again which bring them back to the park.Pic from WikipediaOf course, things don't always go so neatly, so each balloon...
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