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What makes thunder?

by zarnigar  |  10 years, 2 month(s) ago

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What makes thunder?

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  1. Red Brick
    If you thought, "Lightning!" then hats off to you. But I had a more illuminating answer in mind. The air around a lightning bolt is superheated to about five times the temperature of the Sun. This sudden heating causes the air to expand faster than the speed of sound, which compresses the air and forms a shock wave; we hear it as thunder.

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