Bluebulb Projects presents:
The Measure of Things Logo
Enter a measurement to see comparisons


Equivalents in other units


How fast is 1.70 miles per second?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

It's about 40,000 times as fast as a Sloth
In other words, 1.70 miles per second is 41,000 times the speed of a Sloth, and the speed of a Sloth is 0.0000240 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-hundred-thousandth as fast as The Speed of Light
In other words, 1.70 miles per second is 0.00000912592937878380 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 109,577.880618360 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 186,282.397051220 miles per second, per the formal definition of the meter. While visible light travels close to this speed in air, it slows to 124,188.264702890 miles per second when passing through the glass of a typical window.
It's about 70,000,000,000 times as fast as Grass growing
In other words, 1.70 miles per second is 68,000,000,000 times the speed of Grass growing, and the speed of Grass growing is 0.0000000000150 times that amount.
(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.