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lightning travels at speeds or 130,000 mph and can be as hot as 54,000 degrees F. That is hot enough to fuse rock and sand into glass. Thunderstorms, Lighten Strike, Lightning Bolt, Amazing Photo, Natural Fury, Lightning Strike Sands, Lightning Storms, Thunder Storms, Mothers Natural
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.