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September 2018

How do fireworks get their colour? Learn the science behind this phenomenon

Bonfire Night is a name given to a wide range yearly celebrations normally containing bonfires and fireworks. The event celebrates different traditions on different dates, depending on the country and culture. One of the most popular instances includes Guy Fawkes Night (5 November) in the United Kingdom. In this time of the year red, orange, yellow, green, blue and purple colours are exploding into our night skies. The colours in fireworks help create “ohhhhs” and “ahhhhs.” So, how do fireworks get their colour? The simple answer is: pure chemistry. The colours in fireworks are... Read More