This mesmerising fireworks time-lapse is going viral — but it’s not from this year

Americans celebrated the 4th of July by releasing fireworks into the night sky  — and taking copious photos and videos of the colourful explosions.

Firework photography can be hit-or-miss, but Kevin Greene, a photographer in Los Angeles, captured a spectacular time-lapse of fireworks in his city in 2016.

Greene’s video is so fun to watch, in fact, that it’s now going viral despite being a year old.

Green explained on Reddit that he shot the 800-frame time-lapse over the course of an hour using a free photo-editing program called Starstax. To get a full view of the fireworks, he situated his camera on the 715-foot-tall Baldwin Hills Scenic Overlook, located west of downtown LA.

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Other photographers experimented with using cameras attached to drones to take photography of fireworks this year.

You can watch Greene’s full minute-long time-lapse below:

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