lightning and surge protection What Actually Happens When Lightning Strikes Sand

by:KEBO      2019-09-04
When lightning hits the sand, the silica in the sand melts to form a long, hollow glass tube called the aluminum-rich stone.Science strikes tell you more about this amazing natural occurrence.

There are about 100 lightning discharges per second on Earth.

, You may remember the conversation, "This happens when lightning hits the sand."These words accompany the beautiful glass sculptures found on the beach.
While it seems perfect for Hollywood movie scenes, the transparent and transparent glass sculptures shown in the film are simply not close to the actual geological structure caused by lightning.
We have learned the speed change of light and sound through the example of lightning;When we saw the flash in the sky, we heard the thunder.Again, let's try to understand the science behind the interaction between lightning and sand, the formation of the fuguli rocks, and what they mean.

Lightning is a very high-pressure natural discharge between the cloud and the ground or in the cloud, with bright flashes in the sky.Almost always accompanied by thunder.It is usually observed along with thunderstorms, sometimes during tornadoes.
Lightning is one of two phenomena that lead to the formation of natural glass (the other is Meteorite ).There is a lot of silica on the beach of some coast.This is silica, or quartz (colorless ).Lightning is a high-voltage discharge characterized by a very high temperature.


Or more, a strong energy will melt the silica compound that is present in the sand.The peak temperature of the lightning channel can be higher than the surface temperature of the sun.
Therefore, it is through the clouds directly in contact with the ground that such a high amount of atmospheric electricity is released, and this process takes place in about one second or less.

Hint of stone-Like a hard structure made up of tiny sand particles.Lightning hits the sand and passes through the ground like a spreadThe root structure of the tree.
The pattern of this treeThe expansion of roots was found on rocks and on the ground.Lightning combines sand particles into rootsShaped like a structure or branch.
What is Fulgurites?
When lightning strikes the silica, quartz sand, and soil through the ground, it produces long tubes and hollow tubes called plasma (although the glass tube is opaque or unclear)Glass structure ).
The name fugullet comes from the Latin word fugulle, which means thunder.They also represent the path after underground lightning.About 100 lightning flashes per second, once-Third, it affects the ground and, therefore, it is possible to form floating soil.
These unusual geological formations are silica (quartz glass or amorphous silica) minerals, which means that they are minerals-Like, but not Crystal.They're light, smoked.Gray, smooth and sandy surface.
The interior looks more or less opaque.Tiny bubbles are trapped inside.There are two types of fugur peopleSand and rocks.

Sand is found in the beaches and deserts;These are also more common than the rock rich.They are generally 1 to 2 inch in diameter and can reach 30 inch in length.The length and overall size of the calcium carbide is determined by the strength of the lightning discharge and the thickness of the sand layer.

The glass coating or shell formed on the rock due to lightning strikes is rock pumice.These look like textures or channels on the surface of the rock.They are located on the top of the mountain, near the top of the mountain, and in the mountains around the world.

Ancient stone specimens found in the Sahara desert help to gain insight into the region's past climate and ecology.This sample contains embedded bubbles that are opened with a laser.They release carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide and nitrogen oxides.
Lightning leads to oxidation of organic matter in the soil, leaving these gases behind.The ratio of carbon isotopes in the gas determines that organic matter comes from grass and shrubs in hot, semi-arid areasDrought environment.The current climate in southwestern Egypt is far from that of the fugulite specimen.
Using heat release technology (from the luminous properties used to measure the accumulated energy of the old body), it is estimated that this Sahara-rich stone was formed about 15,000 years ago.
Human interference or activity can also result in the same effect as the formation of a floating cloud.With the help of the conductive surface below, high voltage cables fall off in the sand is a good example.
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