Friday Fun: Guide to Decoding Fireworks
Happy fourth of July weekend! (Yes, it is Friday, but it still counts!) We’re definitely looking forward to a weekend of some fun in the sun, delicious barbecues, and spending quality time with loved ones. Is anyone planning on watching the fireworks Sunday night? If so, you guys might find this interesting. Today, we’re giving you a quick lesson on the different types of firework displays. Impress your friends by identifying each style by their name! Without further ado, let’s start decoding fireworks!
Probably one of the most common fireworks you will see, the Chrysanthemum features scattering bright streams of light which slowly falls forward. The falling stars most closely represents the blooming petals of this sweet flower.
Here’s another firework named after a flower; the Peony is a glittering sphere of light. Short and sweet, the Peony gently lights up the sky before “dissolving” back into the night.
The Girandola storms into the night like a rocket, often emitting a loud whistle sound. Once it reaches it’s highest point, it starts shooting outward sparks.
Taking after the name of Florida’s state tree, the Palm is dubbed for it’s leaf-like stars and shooting sparks. Sometimes you may even catch the base of it’s trunk. Good thing we don’t have to worry about falling coconuts!
Horsetail or Waterfall
The Horsetail, or sometimes referred to as the Waterfall, is a little firework that bursts into a long stream of stars. It falls in an outward motion, creating an hairy arch, similar to a horse’s tail.
What’s black, creepy, and have a ton of crawly little legs? Thank goodness we’re talking about a different set of spiders. In this case, the Spider is a particular piece with long sparks. Spiders are extremely fast and tend to shoot upward.
By itself or in a group, the Comet is a firework that shoots into the sky, leaving a long trail of sparks. Firework displays may present Comets in a consecutive pattern or in crossing layers.
The Crossette is a variation of the Comet, but instead of simply flying straight in air, it breaks into multiple separate comets. This firework received its name from the cross-hatch effect it produces.
Now that you’ve brushed up on your firework knowledge… Here’s the ultimate challenge! Can you identify what fireworks are featured below? Leave us your answer(s) in a comment below!
From all of us here at Shoplet, have a great July 4th weekend!