Can You Guess What This Fireworks Display Is Called?
This mini-lesson will make you sound like a fireworks pro.
By Stacy Conradt from Mental Floss
This "spherical break of colored stars" fireworks display is apparently the most common, so your chances of spotting it in the skies are pretty good.
It's a lot like the Peony and its variations, but this fireworks display produces trails of silver or gold stars that leave a weeping willow-ish outline.
When this fireworks display bursts, it looks like a palm tree (go figure). Some even have a thick tail that resembles a tree trunk.
Fast-burning and powerful, this fireworks display shoots stars straight out such that they look like spider legs.
This fireworks display is a variation of the Peony, but the difference is that the stars leave a trail of sparks. It looks like a fiber-optic ball, or one of those globes that you put your hand on to attract the current at science museums.
Take a lot of tic-tac-toe boards and overlap them haphazardly. That’s kind of what the Crossette looks like, and this fireworks display is usually accompanied by a loud crackling noise.
They can be arranged to look like atoms, but typically you see rings set within rings in this fireworks display.