Hot air balloons sparkle sky between Britain and France

A fleet of colorful hot air balloons left the English coast for France on Friday, April 7th, attempting to break the record for most balloons to cross the English Channel.

About 85 balloons took part in the attempt, the BBC reported.

The current record stands at 49 balloons, said Guinness World Records, who have yet to ratify the new mark.

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Hot air balloons launch at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

A hot air balloon launches at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Hot air balloons are preapred to launch at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Hot air balloons launch at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Hot air balloons are prepared to launch at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Hot air balloons are prepared to launch at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Hot air balloons launch at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

A hot air balloon launches at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

A hot air balloon launches at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Hot air balloons launch at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

A hot air balloon launches at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

A hot air balloon launches at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

Hot air balloons are preapred to launch at the 2017 Canberra Balloon Spectacular on March 12, 2017 in Canberra, Australia. The Canberra Balloon Spectacular runs over nine days and is considered to be one of the best and longest running hot air ballooning events in the world.

(Photo by Cameron Spencer/Getty Images)

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