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Is lightning hotter than sun?


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

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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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