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What is it called when lightning strikes sand?


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Answered 2016-08-08 02:00:30

I would just call it "lightning striking sand".

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Answered 2016-08-08 02:23:19

It forms a crystal structure called a Fulgurite if the temperatures are high enough. They are very fragile structures and it is difficult to collect without them crumbling.

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