Lighting is hotter than the surface of the sun!


Lighting is hotter than the surface of the sun!

Lightning can be up to 18,000 degrees Fahrenheit, which is almost twice the surface temperature of the sun! If lightning is so hot, why is it that we get our energy from the sun?

Although lightning is blistering, its radiant energy pales in comparison with the sun’s. While it’s true that lightning can set a tree on fire, the distance to its target must be very small for it to feel the full heat of lightning.

The sun’s core however is close to 15 million degrees Fahrenheit!