Bluebulb Projects presents:
Enter a measurement to see comparisons

Equivalents in other units

How fast is 0.004709 miles per second?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

 It's about one-forty-fifth as fast as The Speed of Sound In other words, the speed of The Speed of Sound is 45.20 times 0.004709 miles per second. (in dry air at 20°C)The speed of sound in dry air at 20°C (68°F) is 0.2130 miles per second. Air is a relatively poor acoustic conductor, however, as sound will travel at speeds of between 0.930 miles per second to 0.9690 miles per second in water, depending on its salinity. It's about one-fiftieth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun) In other words, 0.004709 miles per second is 0.0197 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 50.80 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 0.2380 miles per second. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990. It's about one-ninetieth as fast as a Jet Fighter In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 91 times 0.004709 miles per second. (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 0.420 miles per second. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi). It's about 100 times as fast as a Sloth In other words, 0.004709 miles per second is 110 times the speed of a Sloth, and the speed of a Sloth is 0.0091 times that amount. (for Brown-throated three-toed sloth, Bradypus variegatus)The three-toed sloth moves along the ground at an average speed of 0.0000410 miles per second. Long thought to be lengthy sleepers, a 2008 study concluded that sloths sleep an average of only 9.6 hours per day. It's about one-one-hundredth as fast as a Bullet (Rifle) In other words, 0.004709 miles per second is 0.00828 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 121 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 0.5690 miles per second. 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 The Space Shuttle In other words, 0.004709 miles per second is 0.00097867 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 1,021.80 times that amount. (Orbiter vehicle velocity)The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 4.81170 miles per second. 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-five-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as a Meteor In other words, the speed of a Meteor is 5,600 times 0.004709 miles per second. (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 6.90 miles per second and 45 miles per second, depending on their size. The fireball effect, known as ablation, ceases once the atmosphere has slowed the meteoroid to a velocity of about 1.70 miles per second.