What naturally occurring phenomenon generates heat equal to five times the surface of the sun?
– Volcanic lava
– Geothermal springs
– Oceanic thermal vents
When taken from a technical point of view, lightning doesn’t actually have a temperature. It is the movement of electrical charges, and the resistance to the movement of these charges generates heat in the materials the lightning is passing through. The air around the charges is a poor conductor of electricity, causing extreme heat buildup when lightning passes through it. Good conductors of electricity don’t heat up as much as poor conductors do. Source: LightningSafety.NOAA.gov
Lightning is a sudden electrostatic discharge that occurs during a thunderstorm. This discharge occurs between electrically charged regions of a cloud, between two clouds, or between a cloud and the ground.
Greek god: Zeus
Norse god: Thor