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Types Of Fireworks -Firework Effects; Shell Burst Comparisons

Aerial Shells; Types, Descriptions and Images - Just about everybody who's seen a professional firework display has been amazed at a particular effect during the show, even if they have no clue what exactly it was, so to help you to choose the fireworks you would like to see in your display, below is a breakdown of the different effects produced by aerial shells (mortars) that are generally available. The shells vary in size from 2" up to 10" reaching altitudes from 120 feet to 1000 feet, and with effects that cover an area of sky from 200 feet to 900 feet wide (depending on the type of effect and size of shell!)

palm
Palm

Contains large comets or charges in the shape of a solid cylinder, that travel outwards, explode and then curve downward like the limbs of a palm tree.

palm
Brocade Crown

Large spherical display of colour falling down with very fine, soft long lasting trails of colour Usually silver or gold. The displayed image also includes a 2-colour pistil

bees
Serpentine / Swimming Fish / Bees / Dragons

Bursts to send small stars swarming outward in random directions, similar to a school of startled fish.

Depending on the size of the effect, it can be described as either bees, fish or dragons. Stars sometimes culminate in exploding effect

firework shell floral effect
Floral Shell

An effect that bursts into many small groups of different colours, similar in shape to a bouquet of flowers.

fireworks ring shell
Ring

An effect that shoots outward in 2 dimensions only to create a large circle/ring in the sky. The outer ring has a bright strong light while the inner trails are softer creating almost a Ferris wheel in the sky.

firework shell willow effect
Willow / Falling Leaves

Contains stars with a high charcoal content to create a long-burning effect that falls slowly in the shape of willow branches, or as in groups of falling leaves.

Chrysanthemum
Chrysanthemum

Bursts into a dense, spherical pattern of stars, each of which leaves a visible trail as it moves out from the center. The effect is very similar to the flower it is named after

peony
Peony / Dahlia

A Peony shell bursts into a dense, flower like spherical pattern of stars moving outwards from the center, but unlike the Chrysanthemum, it does not leave a visible trace from the center.

The Dahlia is very similar, but bursts with fewer, larger and longer lasting stars
crossette
Crossette

An aerial shell that bursts in a set of stars which each split in four directions, propelled outward in a cross or + shape, leaving a trail as they travel.

comet
Mine / Comet

Similar to the "tail" of an aerial shell but without a burst effect. Instead it leaves a thick trail of coloured sparks into the air eventually burning itself out.

strobe
Strobe

Bright falling stars that flash on and off repeatedly after the initial burst

firework shell pistil effect
Pistil
Small "core" effect that burst in the center of a larger chrysanthemum or other display. The core and outer effects are generally different colours.