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Happy Fourth of Geology! I Mean, July!

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It’s America’s 238th birthday! I can tell because there are fireworks vendors populating every possible parking lot, and things benignly exploding with beautiful trailing sparks overhead. For American fireworks aficionados who are also geology buffs, this is the best time o’ year. But no matter where you are in the world, you can enjoy learning about the geology of fireworks, and I’m sure there will be some brilliant lights burning in the sky soon!

Happy Fourth of July! Love, the Space Needle at New Years. Image shows a lot of fireworks bursting around and on the Space Needle. Image courtesy Erocsid on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Happy Fourth of July! Love, the Space Needle at New Years. Image courtesy Erocsid on Flickr (CC BY 2.0)

Dana Hunter About the Author: Dana Hunter is a science blogger, SF writer, and geology addict whose home away from SciAm is En Tequila Es Verdad. Follow her on Twitter: @dhunterauthor. Follow on Twitter @dhunterauthor.

The views expressed are those of the author and are not necessarily those of Scientific American.





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