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How does thunder make a sound?


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Lightning is a discharge of electricity. A single stroke heats the air around it to 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit or 30,000 degrees Celsius! This extremely heated air causes an explosive fast expansion of the air. This then creates a shock wave that turns into a sound wave, known as thundering boom.

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