Is lightning hotter than the sun?
Yes. A bolt of lightning can reach temperatures of roughly 53,540 degrees Fahrenheit. The surface temperature of the sun is just 10,340 degrees.
Lightning can heat the air it passes through to 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun. When lightning strikes a tree, the heat vaporizes any water in its path sometimes causing the tree to explode or a strip of bark to be blown off.
Yes, lightening is approximately 54,000 degrees fahrenheit whereas the surface tempurature of the sun is around 10,000 degrees fahrenheit.
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