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How fast is 97,000 meters per second?

It's about as fast as a bolt of Lightning
The speed of a bolt of Lightning is about 98,000 meters per second.
(atmospheric electrical discharge)
A bolt of lightning can travel at up to 97,000 meters per second when arcing from the atmosphere to the Earth. An estimated 280 million lightning strikes strikes occur each year.
It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as a Meteor
The speed of a Meteor is about 42,000 meters 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 11,000 meters per second and 72,000 meters 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 2,800 meters per second.
It's about twelve-and-a-half times as fast as The Space Shuttle
The speed of The Space Shuttle is about 7,743.60 meters per second.
(Orbiter vehicle velocity)
The space shuttle orbits at a speed of 7,743.60 meters 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 100 times as fast as a Bullet (Rifle)
The speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is about 915 meters per second.
(5.56 x 45 mm, a.k.a. 5.56 NATO)
A 5.56 x 45 mm cartridge is fired at a velocity of 915 meters 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 150 times as fast as a Jet Fighter
The speed of a Jet Fighter is about 670 meters per second.
(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 670 m/s. The F-16 has a flight ceiling of approximately 15 km (9.32 mi).
It's about 250 times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun)
The speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is about 384 meters 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 383 meters per second. This type of ammunition has been the standard issue round of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) since 1990.
It's about 300 times as fast as The Speed of Sound
The speed of The Speed of Sound is about 343 meters per second.
(in dry air at 20°C)
The speed of sound in dry air at 20°C (68°F) is 343 meters per second. Air is a relatively poor acoustic conductor, however, as sound will travel at speeds of between 1,497 m/s to 1,560 m/s in water, depending on its salinity.
It's about 900 times as fast as a Peregrine Falcon
The speed of a Peregrine Falcon is about 108 meters per second.
(a.k.a. Peregrine, a.k.a. Duck Hawk, Falco peregrinus)
The Peregrine Falcon can reach speeds of up to 108 meters per second when diving. Falcons are sometimes sent to scare smaller birds away from airports to improve air traffic safety and were used in World War II to intercept carrier pigeons used by enemy forces.
It's about 1,000 times as fast as The CRH (train)
Flag of China
The speed of The CRH (train) is about 97 meters per second.
(a.k.a. Hexie Hao, 和谐号, a.k.a. 和諧號, a.k.a. Héxié Hào, a.k.a. "Harmony")
The CRH-3 train which runs on China's Beijing-Tianjin Intercity Railway are capable of speeds up to 97 meters per second. Theses train can make the 120 km (74 mi) journey from Beijing to Tianjin in about 30 minutes.
It's about 1,000 times as fast as a Porsche 911
The speed of a Porsche 911 is about 91.40 meters per second.
(for Porsche 911 Type 997 GT2, 2007 model)
The Porsche 911 GT2 has a top speed of 91.40 meters per second. It takes just 7.4 seconds for the GT2 to accelerate to 44.70 meters per second.
It's about 1,000 times as fast as an Arrow (archery)
The speed of an Arrow (archery) is about 89.670 meters per second.
(250 g arrow fired from 60#/28" bow)
A 250 gram arrow will reach speeds of approximately 89.670 meters per second when fired from a 60-lb, 28-inch draw bow . Archeological evidence from the Ahrensburg valley near Hamburg, Germany indicates that arrows have been used since at least 11 to 12,000 years ago.
It's about 1,000 times as fast as a Lamborghini Gallardo
The speed of a Lamborghini Gallardo is about 89 meters per second.
(for Gallardo LP 550-2, a.k.a. Valentino Balboni, 2009 model)
The Lamborghini Gallardo LP550-2 model Gallardo has a top speed of 89 meters per second. The Gallardo can reach speeds of 28 meters per second in just 3.9 seconds.
It's about 1,000 times as fast as The TGV (train)
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The speed of The TGV (train) is about 89 meters per second.
(Train à Grande Vitesse) (for SNCF TGV Réseau, a.k.a. "Network" model, a.k.a. TGV-R) (maximum speed)
The TGV Réseau sets have a top speed of 89 meters per second. The train is capable of travelling the 425 km (264 mi) distance from Paris to Lyon in East-Central France in about two hours.
It's about 1,000 times as fast as a Helicopter
The speed of a Helicopter is about 78.90 meters per second.
(for AH-64A Apache, a.k.a. Hughes Model 77) (maximum cruise speed)
The AH-64 helicopter, one of the primary helicopters used by the United States Army, flies at a top cruise speed of 78.90 meters per second. The AH-64 is the primary military helicopter of several nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, and the Netherlands.
It's about 1,500 times as fast as a Skydiver (headfirst)
The speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is about 72 meters per second.
(Head-to-Earth orientation or standing, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A head-to-Earth or standing-oriented skydiver's terminal velocity assuming average conditions is about 72 meters per second. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 46 seconds.
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