I'm sure I won't be the only person from the USA posting fireworks this week since this Sky Watch falls upon one of our biggest national holidays, but I can't resist. The 4th of July - also known as Independence Day - in America is a celebration of the date in 1776 when the American colonies issued their Declaration of Independence from England.The below firework shot is actually from 2006 in a fireworks display in downtown Jacksonville, FL on the river, with the moon shining as the small white speck at the top and the US national and Florida state flags flying in the bottom right. It has become tradition in America to set of fireworks on the night of July 4th to celebrate our independence and most large cities have at least one very large display, often set to music, and some of those largest ones are broadcast nationwide over the television (such as from Washington, D.C. or New York).
It is all great fun until you want to go to bed and there are still people in the neighborhood firing off fireworks until the wee small hours of the morning... :-/
Apologies to any Brits who might still be brooding over that whole rebellion thing. :)
Head over to visit Tom to see what else is popping for Sky Watch this week.