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How fast is 200,000 centimeters per hour?

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It's about 0.000000002 times as fast as The Speed of Light.
In other words, 200,000 centimeters per hour is 0.000000001853133860 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 539,626,425 times that amount.
(C) (in a vacuum)
The speed of light (and all other electromagnetic radiation) in a perfect vacuum is known as "c" and measures exactly 107,925,285,000,000.000000000000000000000000 centimeters per hour, per the formal definition of the meter. While visible light travels close to this speed in air, it slows to 71,950,189,900,000 centimeters per hour when passing through the glass of a typical window.
It's about one-two-hundred-thousandth as fast as a bolt of Lightning.
In other words, 200,000 centimeters per hour is 0.00000570 times the speed of a bolt of Lightning, and the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 180,000 times that amount.
(atmospheric electrical discharge)
A bolt of lightning can travel at up to 35,000,000,000 centimeters per hour when arcing from the atmosphere to the Earth. An estimated 280 million lightning strikes strikes occur each year.
It's about one-seventy-five-thousandth as fast as a Meteor.
In other words, the speed of a Meteor is 77,000 times 200,000 centimeters per hour.
(formally Meteoroid or meteorite, depending on the context; a.k.a. "shooting star", a.k.a. "falling star")
Small meteoroids enter the Earth's atmosphere at speeds between 4,000,000,000 centimeters per hour and 26,000,000,000 centimeters per hour, depending on their size. The fireball effect, known as ablation, ceases once the atmosphere has slowed the meteoroid to a velocity of about 1,000,000,000 centimeters per hour.
It's about one-fifteen-thousandth as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 200,000 centimeters per hour is 0.0000717440 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 13,938 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 2,787,700,000 centimeters per hour. During liftoff, the space shuttle accelerates to orbital speed in 8.5 minutes, consuming over 1.59 million kg (3.51 million lbs) of propellant in the process.
It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as a Bullet (Rifle).
In other words, 200,000 centimeters per hour is 0.000607 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 1,650 times that amount.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 329,000,000 centimeters per hour. As the NATO rifle cartridge, it is used by the military forces of more than thirty-one countries, including use in the M16 series, M4 Carbine, HK-416, and M249 Squad automatic weapons used by the United States armed forces.
It's about one-one-thousandth as fast as a Jet Fighter.
In other words, 200,000 centimeters per hour is 0.00083 times the speed of a Jet Fighter, and the speed of a Jet Fighter is 1,200 times that amount.
(for Lockheed Martin F-16, a.k.a. Fighting Falcon, a.k.a. Viper) (maximum speed at altitude)
An F-16's maximum speed at altitude is approximately 240,000,000 centimeters per hour. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi).
It's about one-seven-hundredth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun).
In other words, 200,000 centimeters per hour is 0.00145 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 690 times that amount.
(for .40 Smith & Wesson 135 grain Sierra JHP, VV 3N37 powder, Fed. 100 primer, Remington case) (muzzle velocity)
A 0.40 caliber Smith & Wesson bullet has a muzzle a velocity of 138,000,000 centimeters per hour. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990.