Was this a case of close encounters of the first of January kind during London’s spectacular fireworks display to mark the end of 2014?
Eagle-eyed UFO spotters noticed the eerie green light hovering above the London Eye during BBC New Year’s Eve coverage.
Presumed sightings of the strange and unusual are not uncommon at this time of year, thanks to the popularity of Chinese lanterns.
But this unexplained craft flies in an unusual arc from behind the London tourist attraction, and then flies towards the opposite side of the River Thames.
Fireworks above the Opera House
The Sky Tower set off fireworks to welcome the new year
Annual countdown ceremony in Japan
Fireworks exploded over Victoria Harbour in Hong Kong
People celebrate the coming of 2015 in Pyongyang, North Korea
Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest tower hold a fireworks display
Five people were killed in separate fireworks accidents in Germany and Denmark during celebrations to mark the New Year, authorities said on Thursday.
German police said a 19-year-old man died early on Thursday in Striegistal in the eastern state of Saxony when trying to light illegal firecrackers. They said another man was severely injured in the accident.
Another man, 18, died of severe head injuries in the town of Alveslohe in the northern state of Schleswig-Holstein after being hit by a firecracker.
Among the many injured during the night into Thursday was a 23-year-old many in the state of Saxony-Anhalt, who lost four fingers when a firecracker blew up in his hands. A nine-year-old boy in Hesse was also wounded in the neck when a man tried to fire a rocket with a gun.
There’s nothing like a big, colorful explosion to get 2015 off to the right start. But while fireworks are a time-honored New Year’s Eve tradition, they can also be dangerous — and illegal to set off yourself in many local areas, and people should always remember that safety comes first！
– Always read and follow the label directions carefully.
– Always have a garden hose or water bucket nearby for medical emergencies and/or to douse spent or misfired fireworks.
– Adults should always supervise fireworks activity.
– Fireworks should be placed on a hard, smooth surface prior to ignition. NEVER light fireworks in your hand.
– Quickly light one firework at a time, and move away after lighting.
– Never point or throw fireworks at people, pets, cars, or buildings.
– Keep fireworks away from small children.
– Do not alter or make your own fireworks.
– After displays, never pick up fireworks that may be left over.
– Fireworks that have been lit but failed to explode or discharge may still be active and can cause injury.
Since the new year’s eve is around the corner, if you want to end your year with a bang, you can now buy fireworks!
But people should always remember that safety first of course, here are a few hints to keep New Year’s safe:
Make sure it is legal to use fireworks in your city, county and neighborhood! If it is not legal, DON’T!
Do have a safe area where you set them off. Please, look around. Don’t use fireworks near dry grass, brush or building material.
Don’t let young children set off fireworks! Do supervise kids when around others using fireworks.
Keep a bucket of water, a hose and/or a fire extinguisher nearby.
If one doesn’t go off, put it out with water and dispose of it properly. Do not investigate or try to light it again. This is crazy!
As the new year is coming, people seems to be in good cheer and prepare to celebrate the new year by setting off fireworks, flow these tips and you can enjoy a safer and happyer holiday！
Leave fireworks to the professionals. Do not use consumer fireworks.
The safest way to enjoy fireworks is to attend a public display conducted by trained professionals.
After the firework display, children should never pick up fireworks that may be left over, they may still be active.
Two breathtaking fireworks displays will kick off the coming of new year in Philadelphia this year.The fireworks will be set off on the Delaware River Waterfront, the first show will start at 6:00pm, and the second show will begin at midnight, and it will last about 15 minutes.
Every year, thousands of visitors were attracted to the Delaware River Waterfront, the traffic is very convenient and people can walk to the beach from the old city.
Arrive with time to pick out your spot to watch the fireworks display, but not too early — December is typically a chilly month in the city.
Fireworks stands only open in Texas twice a year – leading up to Independence Day and New Year’s Day. Vendors opened their doors Saturday as people start preparing to ring in 2015.
As of this writing, no Central Texas counties are under a firework ban, which has shoppers and vendors excited.
Fireworks sales are legal in Texas through New Year’s Day. Stands will reopen June 24, 2015 for Independence Day. It is illegal to shoot off fireworks in most Central Texas cities, including Austin.
People love fireworks in Texas, everybody does, so enjoy your fireworks season！
Bad news if you were planning on casually strolling down to central London on New Year’s Eve to watch the fireworks this year. You’ll be in for a sore disappointment. After announcing back in September that they were selling £10 tickets for this year’s explosive end of year ceremony, the Mayor’s office have just said that all 100,000 tickets are now completely sold out. That means that if you don’t have a ticket, you won’t be able get into the designated viewing areas.
Unlike past years, they won’t be screening them in Trafalgar Square or Parliament Square, the Royal Parks will also be closed and they’re advising that anyone without a ticket avoid the Embankment and South Bank areas and just stay home to watch the show on BBC One. Sad face. You’ll still be able to see them from high points like Primrose and Parliament Hills though and that’s free.
In Moscow for new year’s eve 2014-2015 it’s all about the midnight fireworks in Red Square, and these are the iconic images that will be broadcast around the world the next day, with the backdrop of The Kremlin, Lenin’s Mausoleum, Saint Basil’s Cathedral and the Kazan Cathedral offering one of the most spectacular settings you will find anywhere in the world.
Adding to the atmosphere of the occasion are the sub-zero temperatures and high likelihood of a decent covering if snow, which create a winter wonderland effect for reflect the lights of the huge Red Square Christmas Tree as well as the spectacular fireworks – I think if you’re spending your new year in Moscow then it should go without saying that you need to wrap up very warm!
If you’re wary of the raucous crowds in Red Square, then why not take a wander along the banks of the city’s iconic Moskva River to find a more secluded spot – there are plenty of more obscure vantage points from where you’ll be able to get a good view of the fireworks in a more sedate setting.