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[NOTE: the following is taken from a cursory glance at sources ranging from Google and Wikipedia, to Quora and Reddit in addition to other sources. While this information is as accurate as I can reasonably achieve in a short amount of time I have, do take it with a grain of salt.]
To answer the actual question, your average supernova emits an estimated 1–2·1044 Joules of energy, which is equivalent to approximately 2.4–4.8·1028 megatons of TNT, or about 24—48 octillion tons. This would be equivalent to the energy generated from a mass 1012 (one trillion) times that of Earth, which is approximately 5.972·1024 kilograms. For reference, a solar mass (a mass equal to 1 Sun) is about 1.989·1030 kg. The Sun accounts for 99.86% of all of the mass of the Solar System which is an estimated 1.0014 solar masses
For those that don’t know or understand how exponents work, keep in mind that the difference between 109 and 1010 is ten times, so 1010 is ten times more than 109, one hundred times more than 108 and so on up the chain.
A star (or really most stellar object) needs to move into a threshold of 8–15 solar masses before it can be capable of going supernova. The reason supernovae happen is because of all that extra mass collapsing in on itself due to gravitational force. A star produces nuclear fusion it it’s core and the energy produces pressure that counteracts gravity. That pressure condenses the outer layers of the star and it runs out of hydrogen in those layers, it uses the hydrogen deeper in its core; this causes the outer layers to expand as it cools, this expanding into a red giant. When the star runs out of hydrogen, it starts using the helium to continue further nuclear reaction, then further elements until it gets to iron, from which it can’t decay further. There is no more reaction to be had and this the pressure is superseded by the gravitational forces.
A star the size of our Sun will simply eject the outer layers when it runs out of fuel while a star that meets the above threshold will collapse back on itself and the resulting force of this causes a monumental release of energy. Depending on the size of the star, it will become one of a few class of either neutron star or black hole.
In other words: Forget the Sun; there is literally not enough mass within the entire solar system that comes anywhere remotely close to equaling what’s required for the power of a supernova, which mind you briefly outshines entire galaxies during it’s duration.
I got a little off track, but that’s about the answer the the question of “what yield is a supernova”. The sun can’t go supernova, it doesn’t have enough mass, but hypothetically if it could, the answer would probably be about the same as the amount of energy it’s emitted in it’s entire lifetime.
I’m sure someone will critique my wall of text and find errors, and please do. I won’t learn otherwise and I admit my research was sloppy.
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remember the kurzgesagt video about all the nukes? tia is bigger than that nuke cube.
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Background Pony #2D49
A F or G rate star is not massive enough to go supernova, as JP said.  
Still, just by definition, it has more power than anything a pre-type I civilization can achieve.
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@Barhandar  
To be fair an earthquake wouldn’t make mountains “wiggle” either. To me it looks like a visual representation of air ripple from the sheer pressure of the sound waves, rather than a literal ripple in the rock of the mountains and hills.  
I haven’t heard about terraforming with bombs, though. Can that really be useful, unless you specifically want a glassed wasteland? I suppose you could create a nuclear winter too, but that’s not really a very desirable effect.
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@Background Pony #201B  
Would camera shake make clouds move away and mountains wiggle?  
Also a stronger bomb would absolutely be useful for terraforming, but we haven’t reached the level where we’d need that yet.
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@Barhandar  
To be fair the only reason a bigger bomb hasn’t been built is because there’s no need. It’s very difficult to test (Tsar Bomba was engineered for 100MT, and then halved just to make testing it less dangerous, and the planes that dropped it were still at risk), and it’s not actually useful as a weapon - only as a publicity stunt (tactical missiles, with medium yield warheads, are much, much more cost-efficient, easier to use, etc.).
 
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A camera shake is [i]much[/i] more plausible than an earthquake, so while that is a fun analysis I’d say it’s too fundamentally flawed to take seriously.
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I just realized, she could just set the sun on a crash course to Earth, Therefore ending all life on the planet and disrupting the entire solar system.
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@ABronyAccount  
For maximum hilarity, the strongest explosion humanity has triggered isn’t even the most powerful explosion that was sourced to Earth’s surface - that would be Krakatoa, about 200 megatons of instantanteous energy release.
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The MLP sun does not work like ours, and I would honestly not be surprised if all magic could do to it is move it around the planet at a predetermined distance (I am aware that there was an old, old statement by one of the showrunners that their sun is like our own, but that’s crazy iffy just based on how much it’s properties are contradicted in the show). Even when Twilight was moving the sun and moon with minimal control in TK and BDaD, they never once got closer or farther than normal. Either that, or the sun and moon aren’t actually physical objects, but rather magical projections on the sky that generate day and night (which is apparently more than just the lack of day in Equestria).
Rapid changes in the sun’s position don’t seem to have any negative effects on orbits or gravitational effects, so it doesn’t seem to control that, either.
Finally, the sun might not even generate heat; Celestia moving the sun to directly overhead did not come up as a temporary option during The Crystalling, and eternal night in NMM’s bad timeline didn’t seem to make the area any colder despite being like that for years, so it seems likely that the sun does nothing in Equestria by generate light, with heat generated by some other means.
So, I think it’s entirely likely (though not guaranteed) that the bomb is more dangerous even with Celestia having control of the sun.
 
Well, They did it with the moon
 
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@Fwelin  
When has logic ever applied in MLP? We’re talking about a world where an energy source that defies the laws of physics standing in as the life force behind all living things in the multiverse.
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The MLP sun does not work like ours, and I would honestly not be surprised if all magic could do to it is move it around the planet at a predetermined distance (I am aware that there was an old, old statement by one of the showrunners that their sun is like our own, but that’s crazy iffy just based on how much it’s properties are contradicted in the show). Even when Twilight was moving the sun and moon with minimal control in TK and BDaD, they never once got closer or farther than normal. Either that, or the sun and moon aren’t actually physical objects, but rather magical projections on the sky that generate day and night (which is apparently more than just the lack of day in Equestria).
 
Rapid changes in the sun’s position don’t seem to have any negative effects on orbits or gravitational effects, so it doesn’t seem to control that, either.
 
Finally, the sun might not even generate heat; Celestia moving the sun to directly overhead did not come up as a temporary option during The Crystalling, and eternal night in NMM’s bad timeline didn’t seem to make the area any colder despite being like that for years, so it seems likely that the sun does nothing in Equestria by generate light, with heat generated by some other means.
 
So, I think it’s entirely likely (though not guaranteed) that the bomb is more dangerous even with Celestia having control of the sun.
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I mean, she might accelerate the Sun’s evolution until it reaches the white dwarf stage, then move it to accrete material from another star or merge with another white dwarf, triggering a type 1a supernova. It’d never happen in the real world and also be completely overkill (the red giant stage would be enough to wipe out life on Earth), but for a powerful-enough magical pony who wants to send a message, it’s not completely off the table.
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@JP  
The Sun has been outputting energy at the rate of about 73 tsar bombas for the last 4.5 billion years and has enough juice to do so for another 5 billion. It doesn’t need to go supernova.
 
 
Also supernova’s yield is pretty much “if one happened in place of the Sun, Earth would get erased after 8 minutes needed for the light to reach it pass”.
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