Marking New Year will be especially festive this year. Who wouldn’t want to pop the champagne and toast (socially distant, of course) at the end of 2020? No party would be complete without fireworks, so here’s a replay from our archives that’s a cheat sheet of some of the popular ones.
Brocade: (left) A spidery effect in the air, just like fine lace. The brocade effect is generally a silver tail effect and is brighter than the willow or tiger tail effect. Most brocade effects use glitter to produce the long brocade tails.
Chrysanthemum: (right) A flower-like air pattern, usually the result of a mortar.
Comet: (BelowA kind of star that leaves a long trail of sparks as it flies through the sky.
Glowing embers that slowly fall into the sky, creating a willow or waterfall effect.
Flying Fish: (left)
An aerial effect that looks like a swarm of objects meandering through the sky. This effect usually only lasts a few seconds. The “fish” are actually a kind of wick that propels itself through the air, creating a swimming effect.
Strobe light: (right). A flash is a blinking effect. When used in a scale with hundreds of strobe stars, the strobe effect looks like glittering water in the sky. Flashes can have a variety of colors, including white, green, blue, and orange.