Fourth of July
Fireworks Show, Ring effect is simple. All you see are rings. However it varies in term of shape such as smiley faces, hearts or clovers.
Rings: When these shells burst, they look like numerous stars specially arranged in a way to create a ring like look... often with a blank centre, often in two colours.
On the other hand, Peony is the most commonly seen shell type firework. It is a spherical break of colored stars without any tail effect. These shells can be identified by their spherical construction and their effect is to create a perfect fire "flower" in the sky. In Japan, they are described as "Hanabi".
Fireworks Show, Chrysanthemum effect is the peony with a trailing effect to the stars. A spherical break of colored stars that leave a visible trail. All the effects take their names from flowers.
Chrysanthemum: These fireworks are similar to 'Peony'. Chrysanthemums exhibit a spherical break of colored stars and its stars leave behind a trail of sparks. They look like fiber optic balls; the chrysanthemum features a scattering of bright stars which burn out to several faded trails.
The diadem effect of Fireworks is a variation on peonies or chrysanthemums. It has a center of stars that briefly remains still, creating a freeze frame of celestial wonder. Its stars travel farther than those in peony effect.
Peony, Chrysanthemum, Willow, Horsetail, Fish, Spider, Palm, Crossette, Kamuro, Rings
The earliest documentation of fireworks dates back to 7th century during the Tang Dynasty (618-907 AD) in China, although it was originated or invented much earlier, some 2,000 years ago, by a Chinese cook who by accident mixed three common kitchen items, saltpeter (potassium nitrate, then a common kitchen seasoning), charcoal and sulphur in a bamboo tube. Some sources give the credit of inventing fireworks to a Chinese monk named Li Tian (about 1,000 years ago) during the Song Dynasty and every year, Chinese people celebrate the invention of the firecracker on April 18th, by offering sacrifices to Li Tian. In 1560, the European chemists managed to make gunpowder as explosive by experimenting with the ratios of these same ingredients: salt peter 75%; charcoal 15%; and sulphur 10%.
Willow effect in a fireworks Show is similar to a chrysanthemum effect; however, this star burns longer while producing a soft, dome-shaped weeping willow-like effect.
Willow: It is a lot like 'Peony' and its other variations like Chrysanthemum and the Dahlia, but its silver and gold stars produce soft, dome-shaped weeping willow-like effect like a giant silver and gold willow tree in the sky that hangs in the sky for ten seconds or more.
Fireworks Show, Palm effect is called as such because it produces an effect that looks like a palm tree when it bursts. Also, you can see a thick rising tail that displays as the shell ascends.
In the present days, Fireworks can be quite complex and different types. Aerial fireworks are those designed to fire up into the sky. The most popular types of fireworks include: Peony, Chrysanthemum, Willow, Horsetail, Fish, Spider, Palm, Crossette, Kamuro, and Rings. The combination of these wonderful colored flames and their twinkling sparks are indescribably stunning. The descriptions of the beauties and thrills that come out of these fireworks shells have been summarized by the expression 'effects' and they are mentioned below.
Kamuro is a Japanese word meaning "Boys Haircut". The Fireworks Show, Kamuro effect was named after a Japanese hairstyle for its look. It displays a dense burst of glittering silver or gold stars, leaving heavy glitter and shiny trail in the night sky.
Kamuro: In Japanese 'Kamuro" refers to long hair or perhaps more specifically a bowl shaped "Boys Haircut". This is what the 'Kamuro' shells look like when they fully explode in the air. The shells burst into dense glittering golden or silver stars leaving a heavy shinning, glittering trail in the night sky.
Fireworks Show, Crossette effect is a Crossette star will split into 4 pieces, flying off symmetrically to make a cross. Crossette effect is a shell containing several large stars traveling short distance, then they break apart into smaller stars, creating a crisscrossing grid.
Crossette: A Crossette is an aerial effect that spits stars outward. It is a type of firework that explodes in a cross shape. These stars travel a short distance before breaking into smaller stars and crisscrossing each other in a grid-like pattern.
Fireworks Spider burn fast. They burst very hard, making the stars to shoot out straight and flat. Looking at a Spider effect in the sky, it appears like a series of radial lines like the legs of a spider.
Spider: The shells of these fireworks break in an upward direction with relatively few, long-burning stars which travel in a straight and flat trajectory resembling a creepy crawlie, with too many legs of a spider.
Palm: When these fireworks burst into colorful, bright stars, their effects look like a palm tree, because the stars slowly fade into the shape of a palm tree's branches. A good quality 'palm' firework should feature a thick rising tail like the trunk of a palm tree as the shell ascends.
Horsetail or Waterfall Shell Fireworks, a compact burst that falls down, similar to a a horsetail. Sometimes, you might see it glittering through the night
Horsetail: These fireworks are identifiable by its breaks, which resemble a short tail that only travel a short distance from the shell burst before free-falling to the ground. These fireworks are also referred as 'Waterfall Shell' or 'Falling Leaves'.
Fish effect fireworks is fish in the sea. This one gives an effect of fish swimming away. You see little squiggles of light squirming away from the main burst.
Fish: When the shell bursts, you could see little squiggles of light are squirming away from the main burst. It often looks like fishes are swimming away.