Many New Hampshire towns and cities usher in the new year tonight with fireworks displays. Turns out, winter is actually a great time of year for shows.
"The fireworks burn much cleaner. The colors are a bit brighter, because you don’t have the humid air," says Stephen Pelkey, CEO of Atlas Pyro Vision. "And it just makes for a wonderful backdrop."
The Jaffrey-based company is putting on 35 shows across New England tonight. Check local listings for events in your area.
For more interesting science about fireworks, check out this post from the Smithsonian.