Is lightning hotter than sun?
Lighting is 5 times hotter than the surface of the sun, but the core of the sun is millions of degrees hotter than lighting.
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.
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