Last night we had a couple of major storms with the most intense lightning I’ve ever seen.
It got me thinking about Fulgerites – those amazing tube-shaped creations that are formed when lightning strikes sand (or sandy soil) and literally fuses the sand into a glass-like state. The air in the center of the lightning bolt is estimated to be as hot as 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s almost five times hotter than the surface of our sun.
Fulgerites are awe-inspiring reminders than transformation can take place in an instant.