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When Lightning Hits the Sand

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A bolt of lightning burns at 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit. When it strikes a sandy beach, it forms a hardened mass of matter called fulgurite. Most people see a gray lump lying on the beach. It's not very attractive and looks like leftover concrete. Phil Greene, who lives in Nags Head on the Outer Banks, collects fulgurite. Hudson discusses what attracts him to this petrified energy.
Our State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 78 Issue 11, Apr 2011, p106-112, 114-117, il, por