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Lightning discharges in several different forms; cloud-to-air, cloud-to-ground, cloud-to-cloud, and in-cloud. It travels both up and down and can approach the ground at speeds estimated to be 200,000 miles per hour. A bolt of lightning has been estimated to be as hot as 54,000 degrees Fahrenheit – about six times hotter than the surface of the sun.