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How long is 85 nautical miles?

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It's about 1,500 times as tall as St. Paul's Cathedral.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 1,414 times the height of St. Paul's Cathedral, and the height of St. Paul's Cathedral is 0.0007072 times that amount.
(London, England, United Kingdom)
St. Paul's Cathedral measures 0.0601 nautical miles to its peak. The southwest tower of the Cathedral contains the bell known as "Great Paul," which is the largest bell in Great Britain at 15,000 kg (16.5 tons), outweighing the more iconic Big Ben bell by about 3,000 kg (3 tons).
It's about 1,500 times as long as a Football field.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 1,434.64 times the length of a Football field, and the length of a Football field is 0.000697039 times that amount.
(American) (total distance; per NFL regulation)
According to NFL specifications, an American football field should measure 0.0592484 nautical miles from end to end. Because each team's goalpost is located at the far end of the scoring area (end zone), a ball on a scoring play may need to travel as many as 0.00493737 nautical miles farther when kicked into the scoring area than when run (rushed) or passed into it.
It's about 1,500 times as long as a Football (Soccer) Pitch.
In other words, the length of a Football (Soccer) Pitch is 0.000667 times 85 nautical miles.
(a.k.a. Football Field, a.k.a. Soccer Field) (field length, a.k.a. touchline distance)
According to the Laws of the Game, a football pitch should measure between 0.0567 nautical miles (when the Laws were originally, they used imperial measurements of 0.0568 nautical miles, and later converted to the metric units used today). The goal markess were defined as part of the pitch by the original rules of the game in the late 16th century, but it was not until the mid 19th century that the crossbar and the net were added
It's about 1,500 times as tall as Big Ben.
In other words, the height of Big Ben is 0.00063 times 85 nautical miles.
(officially the clock tower of Palace of Westminster, a.k.a. Houses of Parliament) (London, England)
The clock tower of the Palace of Westminster, which houses the bell known as "Big Ben," rises 0.052 nautical miles. The tower has no elevator, and is therefore only accessible by climbing 334 steps to the top.
It's about 1,500 times as tall as The Statue of Liberty.
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 1,693 times the height of The Statue of Liberty, and the height of The Statue of Liberty is 0.0005907 times that amount.
(a.k.a. "Liberty Enlightening the World," a.k.a. La Liberté Éclairant le Monde) (Liberty Island, New York City, New York) (pedestal base to torch peak)
The Statue of Liberty reaches 0.05021 nautical miles including the pedestal. The statue was designed using an optical trick known as "forced perspective" to make the statue appear proportionally correct when viewed from its base and is, in actuality, disproportionately large at the top.
It's about 2,000 times as tall as a Giant Sequoia (tree).
In other words, 85 nautical miles is 2,100 times the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree), and the height of a Giant Sequoia (tree) is 0.00048 times that amount.
(a.k.a. Sequoiadendron giganteum, a.k.a. Sierra redwood, a.k.a. Wellingtonia)
Giant Sequoias of the Giant Sequoia National Monument located in Sierra Nevada, near Visalia, California can grow to heights of 0.041 nautical miles. The wood from the Giant Sequoias is often brittle and prone to shattering when such trees are felled, and as a result the trees logged in the late nineteenth century were often usable only as shingles or matchsticks.
It's about 2,500 times as long as The Wingspan of a 747.
In other words, the length of The Wingspan of a 747 is 0.000435 times 85 nautical miles.
(a.k.a. Boeing 747, a.k.a. Jumbo Jet, a.k.a. Queen of the Skies) (for Boeing 747-8 series)
The wingspan of a Boeing 747-8 is 0.037 nautical miles. Fully loaded, the 747 can travel 4,480 nautical miles before refueling.