When lightning strikes a sandy beach high in quartz or silica, it can fuse the sand into silica glass. The resultant tube of glass covered in sand is called a fulgurite. Fulgurites...
Fulgurites (from the Latin fulgur, meaning "lightning") are classified generically ...
of lightning strikes propagating into silica-rich quartzose sand, mixed soil, clay, ...
Jul 2, 2013 ... Spotted in multiple places on Reddit, the image was simply titled "What happens
when lightning strikes sand." My B.S. detector went off.
Jul 21, 2015 ... When such a powerful lightning bolt strikes a sandy area like a beach or a dune,
the sand particles can melt and fuse together in less than a ...
Oct 25, 2013 ... ... Alan Raymond explains how glass comes from lightning and sand. ... need is
sand from a beach and lightning hitting it that's thousands of ...
Oct 21, 2013 ... All it takes is a flash. Lightning strikes the ground, creating temperatures of more
than 3,000 degrees. The sand around the lightning strike fuses ...
What Really Happens When Lightning Strikes Sand: The Science Behind a Viral
Photo b y Kyle Hill, scientificamerican: Every time we get it wrong, it's a missed ...
Lightning stikes do indeed fuse sand into cone- or root-like structures, but the
phenomenon is rare. ... Yes, in fact it is a common place thing that happens in
nature. ... the North Sahara desert but lightening strikes there are very seldom
Jan 31, 2011 ... It is shown in the movie how these sculptures are made naturally when lightning
hits sand and becomes hot enough that it forms into glass in ...
Dec 30, 2013 ... It was launched into viral status after being posted on Reddit, where it was
captioned, "This is what happens when lightning strikes sand.".