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 It's about 0.0000001 times as fast as The Speed of Light In other words, 2,170 yards per minute is 0.000000110312314794790 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 9,065,171.0270088 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 19,671,421,128.6090 yards per minute, per the formal definition of the meter. While visible light travels close to this speed in air, it slows to 13,114,280,752.6250 yards per minute when passing through the glass of a typical window. It's about one-three-thousandth as fast as a bolt of Lightning In other words, 2,170 yards per minute is 0.00034 times the speed of a bolt of Lightning, and the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 2,900 times that amount. (atmospheric electrical discharge)A bolt of lightning can travel at up to 6,400,000 yards per minute when arcing from the atmosphere to the Earth. An estimated 280 million lightning strikes strikes occur each year. It's about one-one-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as a Meteor In other words, the speed of a Meteor is 1,300 times 2,170 yards per minute. (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 730,000 yards per minute and 4,700,000 yards per minute, depending on their size. The fireball effect, known as ablation, ceases once the atmosphere has slowed the meteoroid to a velocity of about 180,000 yards per minute. It's about one-two-hundred-fiftieth as fast as The Space Shuttle In other words, 2,170 yards per minute is 0.0042707 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 234.150 times that amount. (Orbiter vehicle velocity)The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 508,110 yards per minute. 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-thirtieth as fast as a Bullet (Rifle) In other words, 2,170 yards per minute is 0.0361 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 27.70 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 60,000 yards per minute. 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-twentieth as fast as a Jet Fighter In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 20 times 2,170 yards per minute. (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 44,000 yards per minute. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi). It's about one-tenth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun) In other words, 2,170 yards per minute is 0.0861 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 11.60 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 25,200 yards per minute. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990.