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It's about 0.000000003 times as fast as The Speed of Light.
In other words, 72.940 centimeters per second is 0.000000002433016510 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 411,012,418 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 29,979,245,800 centimeters per second, per the formal definition of the meter. While visible light travels close to this speed in air, it slows to 19,986,163,900 centimeters per second when passing through the glass of a typical window.
It's about one-one-hundred-fifty-thousandth as fast as a bolt of Lightning.
In other words, the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 140,000 times 72.940 centimeters per second.
(atmospheric electrical discharge)
A bolt of lightning can travel at up to 9,700,000 centimeters per second when arcing from the atmosphere to the Earth. An estimated 280 million lightning strikes strikes occur each year.
It's about one-sixty-thousandth as fast as a Meteor.
In other words, the speed of a Meteor is 59,000 times 72.940 centimeters 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 1,100,000 centimeters per second and 7,200,000 centimeters 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 280,000 centimeters per second.
It's about one-ten-thousandth as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 72.940 centimeters per second is 0.0000941940 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 10,616 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 774,360 centimeters 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-one-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as a Bullet (Rifle).
In other words, 72.940 centimeters per second is 0.000797 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 1,250 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 91,500 centimeters 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-nine-hundredth as fast as a Jet Fighter.
In other words, 72.940 centimeters per second is 0.0011 times the speed of a Jet Fighter, and the speed of a Jet Fighter is 910 times that amount.
(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 66,000 centimeters per second. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi).
It's about one-five-hundred-fiftieth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun).
In other words, the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 526 times 72.940 centimeters per second.
(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 38,300 centimeters per second. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990.