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How fast is 722.40 feet per hour?

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It's about 0.0000000002 times as fast as The Speed of Light.
In other words, 722.40 feet per hour is 0.000000000204018474674240 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 4,901,516,892.51040 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 3,540,855,803,149.60 feet per hour, per the formal definition of the meter. While visible light travels close to this speed in air, it slows to 2,360,570,535,472.40 feet per hour when passing through the glass of a typical window.
It's about 0.0000006 times as fast as a bolt of Lightning.
In other words, 722.40 feet per hour is 0.000000620 times the speed of a bolt of Lightning, and the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 1,600,000 times that amount.
(atmospheric electrical discharge)
A bolt of lightning can travel at up to 1,100,000,000 feet per hour when arcing from the atmosphere to the Earth. An estimated 280 million lightning strikes strikes occur each year.
It's about one-six-hundred-fifty-thousandth as fast as a Meteor.
In other words, the speed of a Meteor is 670,000 times 722.40 feet per hour.
(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 130,000,000 feet per hour and 850,000,000 feet per hour, depending on their size. The fireball effect, known as ablation, ceases once the atmosphere has slowed the meteoroid to a velocity of about 33,000,000 feet per hour.
It's about one-one-hundred-fifty-thousandth as fast as The Space Shuttle.
In other words, 722.40 feet per hour is 0.00000789850 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 126,610 times that amount.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 91,460,000 feet per hour. 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-fifteen-thousandth as fast as a Bullet (Rifle).
In other words, the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 15,000 times 722.40 feet per hour.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 10,800,000 feet per hour. 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-ten-thousandth as fast as a Jet Fighter.
In other words, the speed of a Jet Fighter is 11,000 times 722.40 feet per hour.
(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 nan feet per hour. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi).
It's about one-six-thousand-five-hundredth as fast as a Bullet (Handgun).
In other words, 722.40 feet per hour is 0.000159 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 6,290 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 4,530,000 feet per hour. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990.