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How fast is 0.001207 miles per second?

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It's about one-fifty-thousandth as fast as a bolt of Lightning.
In other words, the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 50,000 times 0.001207 miles per second.
(atmospheric electrical discharge)
A bolt of lightning can travel at up to 60 miles per second when arcing from the atmosphere to the Earth. An estimated 280 million lightning strikes strikes occur each year.
It's about 50,000,000 times as fast as Grass growing.
In other words, the speed of Grass growing is 0.0000000200 times 0.001207 miles per second.
(for Kentucky Bluegrass, Poa pratensis) (a.k.a. Smooth Meadow grass, a.k.a. Common Meadow grass) (Summer months, ideal growing conditions)
Kentucky Bluegrass, one of the most common grasses in North America, grows about 0.0000000000260 miles per second in the summer months under ideal conditions. When left un-mowed, Kentucky Bluegrass grows to heights of 60 to 90 cm (2 to 3 ft) and blossoms with a blue flower.
It's about 0.000000007 times as fast as The Speed of Light.
In other words, 0.001207 miles per second is 0.000000006479409860 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 154,335,043 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 186,282.3970 miles per second, per the formal definition of the meter. While visible light travels close to this speed in air, it slows to 124,188.2650 miles per second when passing through the glass of a typical window.