Museum Display, Glasses, Fulgurite Tube, Natural
A Fulgurite, or Petrified Lightning, is made when lightning strikes loose sand. It vaporizes a thin wormhole and melts the zone around it, creating an instant froth of natural glass. In 1996 the International Center for Lightning Research and Testing excavated this fulgurite to a depth of nearly 6 meters, then removed it for museum display.
Fulgurites (from the Latin fulgur meaning thunderbolt) are natural hollow glass tubes formed in quartsoze sand, silica, or soil by lightning strikes. They are formed when lightning with a temperature of at least 1,800 °C (3,270 °F) instantaneously melts silica on a conductive surface and fuses grains together; the fulgurite tube is the cooled product.
World Record Fulgurite - Fulgurite is scientific Latin for "lightning stone." Fulgurites are made when lightning strikes the ground. When a bolt strikes loose sand, it vaporizes a thin wormhole and melts the zone around it, creating an instant froth of natural glass.
Fulgarites are hollow tubes formed when lightning strikes sand.
lightening strikes. Found on www.flickr.com via Tumblr
Stormy Weather, Sudden Lightning, Lighting Storm, Cloud, Lightning Storms, Nature S, Mother Nature
Hard to see where the gray clouds and lightning strikes end and the water reflections of them begin in this powerful storm
Sudden Lightning Storm. As much as I hate storms I cant deny how beautiful this picture is. Love it.
Sudden Lightning Storm. Lightning is usually produced by cumulonimbus clouds up to 10 miles high, based 3-4 miles above the ground.
Sudden Lightning Storm. Love the way the clouds form and then if rain is afterwards THE best.
Sudden lighting storm by Francesco Magoga Photography
WOW! Mother Nature is upset about something...
CLOUDS~✯ Sudden Lightning Storm
Lightning Clouds Thunderstorm
Lightning Strike, Sky, Beautiful, Cloud, Nature S, Storms, Photo, Mother Nature
Monster clear air strike from an overnight thunderstorm on the Tiwi Islands, north of Darwin NT. Lightening, clouds, beauty, strong, intense, darkness, photograph, photo
i love lightning because it never looks the same as another flash. this photo is beautiful the way the lighning strings bend away from the clouds and strands fall off and away from the main strike and then gets covered by the clouds and then is shown hitting the water-k
Thunderstorm, lightning, clouds, beauty of Nature, wild, powerful, intense, strong, photo b/w
LIGHTNING #Pinterest Pin-a-way. Beauty of Nature, storm clouds, photo
I worked in the "Sears" Tower... Lightning Storms are SOOO BEAUTIFUL!
* Lightning, photography, weather, clouds, sky, storm
Lightning strike over ocean with storm clouds.
Lightening Strikes, Tree, Lightning Storms, Nature S, Mother Nature, Photo, Natures Fury
THIS is the reason that we shouldn't stand under trees in a thunderstorm! #photo #photography #lightning #storm
lightning strikes a tree, notice the leader on the left side of the main lightning bolt. #lightning #storms #photography
Lightening strikes a Tree. This is the reason that we shouldn't stand under trees in a thunderstorm!
THIS is the reason that we shouldn't stand under trees in a thunderstorm! This is an amazing photo!!!
Each year, approximately 2,000 people die from lightning strikes all around the world. In the US, there are about 44 people who die each year... many of those fatalities occur in the Southeast. Florida by far has the most lightning fatalities... They also experience the most thunderstorms... Tampa, Florida is considered the lightning capital of the world due to the amount of thunderstorms they experience each year. Text via NC State University. Photo via wikipedia .
Lightning hitting a tree- Mother Nature flexing her muscles... waaay cool
Lightening strikes tree [#photo]
Wild Weather, Lightening Strikes, Nature S Fury, Lightning Bolt, Stormy Weather, Lightning Storms, Lighting Strikes, Mother Nature
Huge Lightning Strike, Never seen a single bolt this big so close to the ground
I will never go out in a lightning storm again!
Great Lightning strike to trees / ground nearby
Mother nature has a very long arm!
Scary lightening striking trees.
Two finger lightning strike...
Thunderstorms, Nyc Thunderstorm, Instagram Thunderstorm, Magical Photocraft, Things Lightning, New York, Amazing Photos, Lightning Hail
Photo by mark • Instagram thunderstorm on July 18, 2012. Manhattan, 19th St.
Photos: NYC Sees Triple Threat Of Thunder, Lightning Hail: Gothamist
New York, la tempesta catturata dal finestrino dell'aereo
amazing photos of NYC thunderstorm on the Gothamist
New York, la tempesta
Fulgurites are natural hollow glass tubes formed in quartzose sand, silica, or soil by lightning strikes.
Sands, Lightening Strikes, Strikes Sand, Photo, Struck By Lightning, Mother Nature
Fulgurites are natural hollow glass tubes formed in quartzose sand, silica, or soil by lightning strikes. - Mother Nature never ceases to amaze me, this is so cool.
Sand when it's struck by lightning. At 3,720 degrees F. when lightening strikes sand it instantly melts the silica in the sand particles which then hardens embedding the sand into a solid mass. This happens within one second.
What Really Happens When Lightning Strikes Sand? The viral image was simply titled “What happens when lightning strikes sand.” It looked too amazing to be true. So what is this thing?
What Really Happens When Lightning Strikes Sand: The Science Behind a Viral Photo THIS PHOTO IS A FAKE
What Really Happens When Lightning Strikes Sand: The Science Behind a Viral Photo. Protip: This photo is a bogus! Image credit: SandCastleMatt for use/sale on EveryStockPhoto.
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 opportunity for education. When lightning strikes sand, it can create something beautiful, but not this viral photo of an amazing sand sculpture by sandcastlematt www.flickr.com/... #Photography #Viral
What Really Happens When Lightning Strikes Sand: The Science Behind a Viral Photo. Believe it or not but this is just a piece of wood.
"This is what happens when lightning strikes sand." It IS true that when lightning strikes sand, it can form fulgurites. However, this is a piece of driftwood with sand piled on top of it. The sandcastle was created and photographed by "Sandcastle Matt" (his Flickr name): "the biggest sandcastle I've ever made." The viral photo showed less than half of it. Here's the full thing: http://hoaxmuseumimages.s3.amazonaws.com/2013lightning02.jpg
What can happen when lightning strikes sand - WTF fun facts
lightening striking tree
Field, Pattern, Lightening Storms, Lightning Storms, Twisters Storms Nature, Nature Decides, Nature Whatnot
lightening striking - energy medicine power. Meeting request of holding power. Breaking apart energetic patterns.
What would you do if you were out walking in this field and saw this?
Night time lightening storms can be SO pretty!
Mother Nature Decides
Sky, Mark Riddick, Stormy Weather, Lightning Storms, Storm Clouds, Mother Nature, Photo, North Carolina
Portal of Zeus Lightning storm along the Outer Banks, North Carolina (by icecubephoto - trying to catch up) #Breathtaking #raw beauty #lightning #thunder storm #clouds #nature #inspiration
Flying over the Rockies, beautiful, sunset, breathtaking, panorama, cloudy sky view, photo
Lightning storm along the Outer Banks, North Carolina. #storms #clouds #thistooshallpass
Portal of Zeus Lightning storm along the Outer Banks, North Carolina (by mark Riddick)
Photo by Mark Riddick entitled Portal of Zeus
Lighting storm. #clouds #lighting #storm
Never mess with mother nature WOW!!!!!
Eruption Lightning, Volcano, Lightning Forming, Mother Nature, Photo
Eruption lightning at Krakatau. One of the rare (every 2-12 hrs approximately) vulcanian-type explosions at night with a large lightning forming inside the turbulent ash cloud. (1 Sep 09) | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
One of the rare (every 2-12 hrs approximately) vulcanian-type explosions at night with a large lightning forming inside the turbulent ash cloud. (1 Sep 09) More photos at: www.volcanodiscovery.com/en/photos/krakatau/sep09/ash-lig...
Eruption lightning at Krakatau. Volcanic eruption with lightning forming inside the ash cloud. (All rights reserved by volcanodiscovery)
Eruption lightning at Krakatau - Volcanic eruption with lightning forming inside the ash cloud. via Vasia Papazoglou
A volcanic eruption during a lightening storm at Krakatau in Indonesia
✯ Volcanic Lightening #photo #photography #lightning #storm
#Eruption #lightning #Krakatau #volcano
lightning strikes volcano
Sky, Stormy Weather, God S Fireworks, Lightning Storms, Lighting Storms, Nature S, Mother Nature
Lightning #LifeOnEarth. Hard to tell wherr the sky ends and the land begins. Great shot.
Epic fireworks from the sky. Join us on our travels at www.wetravelandblog.com
#Blitz #Gewitter #Wolken #thunderstorm #Energie #HamburgEnergie
Amazing... Lightning storm suspended in air...
Thunderstorms in summer are my favorite...
Lightning storm in reflection
Lightening Strikes, Forest Fire, Stormy Weather, Trees, Cloud, Mother Nature, Strikes Pine
Lightning ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Weather ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Clouds ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Color ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Swirl ∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞∞ Lightning strikes pine tree | by bill.bryant99
**Lightning strikes pine tree by bill.bryant99 on Flickr. "I managed to catch this lightning strike on a pine tree last night. Fortunately, there was heavy rain at the time, so the fire was extinguished immediately." Golden, Colorado, US.
Lightning strikes pine tree by bill.bryant99 on Flickr. "I managed to catch this lightning strike on a pine tree last night. Fortunately, there was heavy rain at the time, so the fire was extinguished immediately." Golden, Colorado, US. This world is really awesome. The woman who make our chocolate think you're awesome, too. Please consider ordering some Peruvian Chocolate today! Fast shipping! http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00725K254
Lightning bolt strikes a pine tree in forest of Golden, Colorado, U.S.Ignited forest fire is captured in amazing photograph of a moment in time. -DdO:) - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/power-beyond-us/ - POWER BEYOND US severe thunderstorm. PHOTO CREDIT: Bill.Bryant99 on Flickr writes, "I managed to catch this lightning strike on a pine tree last night. Fortunately, there was heavy rain at the time, so the fire was extinguished immediately." Really cool weather pin via Nicholas Greene.
Lightning strikes pine tree, Golden, Colorado, US. [by bill.bryant99 on Flickr]
Lightning strikes pine tree by bill.bryant99 Golden, Colorado, US.
disminucion: Lightning strikes pine tree (por bill.bryant99)
Lightning strikes pine tree by bill.bryant99, via Flickr
lightening strikes again causing forest fire
Moving Car Photo, Lite Trail, Lightening Storms, Stormy Weather, Weee Another Lite, Purple Lightening, Mother Nature
Seeing lightning strike from a moving car. It seems to ricochet off the pavement, wonder where it finally stops?
weee.....another lite trail... hand mounted on jordans vios... while we were on kje...? shld be,
Powerful Nature! - Seeing lightning strike from a moving car... Photo by Domestik.
Seeing lightning strike from a moving car. Photo by domestik, via Flickr
weee.....another lite trail... | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
°Seeing lightning strike from a moving car
Light trail at night by domestik
Weee.....another lite trail...
Stormy Weather, Cloud, Lightening Strike, Storms, Mother Nature
Lightning ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Clouds ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Storm ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ thunderstorm
Lightning ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Thunderstorm ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Clouds ➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖➖ Storm Over the Ocean
Thunder storm. Lightning, clouds, beauty of Nature, wild, clouds, water, reflection, photo
night storm .. lightning strikes.
Mother nature is fantastic!
I LOVE lightning storms....
Photos, Flickr, Amazing Photography, Fireworks Photography, Photo Sharing, Beautiful, Lightning Strikes Sr
Lightning Strikes! ~ In Kolkata, West Bengal, India ~ Photo by...Sir_Watkyn©
#amazing #photography More : http://www.picsdoor.com/category/photography/
Lightning Strikes! | Flickr - Photo Sharing!
Lightning Strikes! By Sir Watkyns on Flickr
.Lightening striking Eiffel Tower
Lighting Strike, Paris, Eiffel Towers, Lightening Strike, Nature S, Mother Nature
Lightening striking Eiffel Tower! Mother Nature and a few cool eyes wanting to take that shoot! ..rh
lightning striking the Eiffel Tower in Paris, blues, grey and zig-zag-y white electricity from the heavens!
Eiffel Tower during a lightening storm captured by amateur photographer Bertrand Kulik.
The Eiffel Tower lights up blue as lighting strikes it?
lightning strikes = outstanding!!! #Paris #EiffelTower
Lightning strikes, outstanding!!! Eiffel Tower, Paris
Lightning Strike, Eiffel Tower, Paris, France.
Lightening strike on the Eiffel tower - Paris.
.lightening strike #Paris #eiffeltower
Giggle, Funny Stuff, Humor, Funnies, Gold, Leprechaun, Rainbow
No gold for you. (i don't know why i laughed so hard...must have imagined an eager leprechaun getting zapped or something)
I laughed a little to hard on this... Only because it's just my luck and it's something that would happen to me when I get to the pot of gold...
Oh so you reached the end of the rainbow, huh? I should not have laughed so hard at this....
This is the most hilarious thing I've seen all day. No gold for you.
this is funny stuff Click on the picture to see hundreds more!
Well that leprechaun is f***kd hahahha!! #funny #humor #lol
Good luck with that pot of gold thing...
Made me giggle - Angry leprechaun
Sunset Lightning, Sunsets, Beautiful, Colorado, Nature S, Places, Mother Nature, Photo
The beauty of this field of dark pink flowers is literally overshadowed by this sunset lightning display in Colorado. Pinned from really cool Board Name for lightning photos: "You Light Up My Life" (Brent Heeb)
Beautiful Sunset | Lightning, Colorado! | From Beautiful & Amazing Photos In This World on Google Plus
Photo editing I'm sure but none the less beautiful! Sunset Lightning, Colorado photo via dreamer
@ClassicMan74 #looking for J. #looking at the #Sunset #lightning in #Colorado - #beautiful #planet
Sunset Lightning, Colorado - 11 Bewitching Pictures From Most Amazing Places In Our World
Sunset lightning display in Colorado: the pinkest storm I've ever seen, that's for sure.
11 Bewitching Pictures From Most Amazing Places In Our World Sunset Lightning, Colorado
Beautiful rose garden and Sunset Lightning, Colorado !! Very beautiful
Red Sunset Lightning, Colorado - amazing mother nature
Storms Lightning, Thunderstorms, Blue Lightning, Lightning Strike, Intense Lightning, Storm, Clouds Lightning
Lightening.. #storms #lightning #clouds #profollica #thunder #wind
Lighting a powerful natural power.
Mother nature - Moeder natuur
Lightning strike into water.
Lightening. / tout un éclair
Intense Lightning. Wow.