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 It's about one-ninety-five-thousandth as fast as The Speed of Light. In other words, 114.80 miles per minute is 0.0000102711440 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 97,360.13830 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 11,176,943.80 miles per minute, per the formal definition of the meter. While visible light travels close to this speed in air, it slows to 7,451,295.880 miles per minute when passing through the glass of a typical window. It's about one-thirtieth as fast as a bolt of Lightning. In other words, the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 32 times 114.80 miles per minute. (atmospheric electrical discharge)A bolt of lightning can travel at up to 3,600 miles per minute when arcing from the atmosphere to the Earth. An estimated 280 million lightning strikes strikes occur each year. It's about one-fifteenth as fast as a Meteor. In other words, the speed of a Meteor is 14 times 114.80 miles 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 410 miles per minute and 2,700 miles 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 100 miles per minute. It's about two-fifths as fast as The Space Shuttle. In other words, 114.80 miles per minute is 0.397650 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 2.51480 times that amount. (Orbiter vehicle velocity)The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 288.70 miles 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 three-and-a-half times as fast as a Bullet (Rifle). In other words, 114.80 miles per minute is 3.370 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 0.2970 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 34.10 miles 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 four-and-a-half times as fast as a Jet Fighter. In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 0.220 times 114.80 miles 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 25 miles per minute. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi). It's about eight times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun). In other words, 114.80 miles per minute is 8.02 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 0.1250 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 14.30 miles per minute. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990.