Thank you again CBS Sunday Morning for the continuing honor of choosing my Sun art to air on the show. This aired on Sunday 08/27/2023 following David Pogue's cover story on "The Secrets of Lightning."
The sun is a giant ball of gas that is constantly burning. It produces energy through a process called nuclear fusion. The sun’s energy is so powerful that it can burn off clouds as if lightning. Lightning is a giant spark of electricity in the atmosphere between clouds, the air, or the ground. In the early stages of development, air acts as an insulator between the positive and negative charges in the cloud and between the cloud and the ground. When the opposite charges build up enough, this insulating capacity of the air breaks down and there is a rapid discharge of electricity that we know as lightning. Energy from a lightning channel heats the air briefly to around 50,000 degrees Fahrenheit, much hotter than the surface of the sun. This causes the air to explode outward
August 27th, 2023
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