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Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)08:31 UTC+1 No.6615905 Report

Hey /sci/, I heard lightning can strike sand and create glass out of it and I was wondering what you guys think the radius of a lightning bolt striking sand is? Also how deep would it go into the sand?
Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)08:44 UTC+1 No.6615913 Report

"Glass" is a general term, the silicates fused during the strike are stony in appearance like a chunk of cement even though they're technically glass.

Anonymous 06/28/14(Sat)11:13 UTC+1 No.6616064 Report

The fused lightning trails can go about four meters or so deep in the sand. Typically the fused sand is about 10 cm across, more or less.

I don't know how big around the lightning bolts are. Even if I got close to one I don't think I am quick enough to measure it.
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