# How fast is 0.000000093 times the speed of light?

It's about as fast as a Gazelle
The speed of a Gazelle is about 0.0000000700 times the speed of light.
(for Thomson's Gazelle, a.k.a. Eudorcas thomsoni, a.k.a. "Tommie", a.k.a. "Tommy")
A Thomson's gazelle can reach speeds of up to 0.0000000700 times the speed of light. The gazelle's speed doesn't match that of its chief predator, the cheetah, but a gazelle's endurance usually ensures an escape in distances greater than 500 m (0.3 mi).
It's about as fast as a Hare
The speed of a Hare is about 0.0000000700 times the speed of light.
(for European Brown Hare, a.k.a. Brown Hare, a.k.a. Lepus europaeus, a.k.a. Brown Hare)
The European Hare can run at speeds of up to 0.0000000700 times the speed of light. While speed is a factor in their escapes, hares evade their chief predators — wolves, foxes, and golden eagles — by fleeing in a zigzag pattern.
It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball)
The speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is about 0.0000001000 times the speed of light.
(a.k.a. knuckler, a.k.a. floater, a.k.a. dancer, a.k.a. butterfly ball) (major league average)
The average speed of major league knuckleball pitch is 0.0000001000 times the speed of light. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.
It's about nine-tenths as fast as a Cheetah
The speed of a Cheetah is about 0.00000010240 times the speed of light.
(Acinonyx jubatus)
The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 0.00000010240 times the speed of light in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds.
It's about four-fifths as fast as a Hurricane
The speed of a Hurricane is about 0.000000110 times the speed of light.
(formally: Topical cyclone; a.k.a. typhoon)
A hurricane is defined by the US National Hurricane Center as a Northern Hemisphere tropical storm having one-minute average wind-speeds of at least 0.000000110 times the speed of light. Typhoons Tip (October, 1979) and Keith (October, 1997) and Hurricanes Camille (August, 1969) and Allen (August, 1980) jointly hold the record for highest tropical storm wind speeds at 0.0000002870 times the speed of light.
It's about four-fifths as fast as a Curveball (baseball)
The speed of a Curveball (baseball) is about 0.000000110 times the speed of light.
(a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)
The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 0.000000110 times the speed of light. In the 1940's, debate over whether there really was a curve in the curveball pitch was settled with the conclusion that the ball does curve; however, an optical illusion caused by the spin of the ball and the batter's perception of motion exaggerates the extent of the curve.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as fast as a Greyhound
The speed of a Greyhound is about 0.0000000670 times the speed of light.
(a.k.a. English greyhound) (approximate maximum speed)
Greyhounds reach average race speeds of 0.00000006710 times the speed of light. Despite their racing prowess, greyhounds are not considered energetic dogs — the typical greyhound race requires the dogs to run for less than 35 seconds.
It's about two-thirds as fast as a Fastball (baseball)
The speed of a Fastball (baseball) is about 0.000000140 times the speed of light.
(a.k.a. rising fastball, a.k.a. cross-seam fastball, a.k.a. heater, a.k.a. hummer, a.k.a. smoker; for four-seam grip) (major league average)
The average speed of major league fastball pitch is 0.000000140 times the speed of light. When up against the quickest professional fastball pitchers, a batter may have less than 0.4 seconds to react to a pitched ball.
It's about one-and-two-thirds times as fast as Secretariat
The speed of Secretariat is about 0.0000000560 times the speed of light.
(at Belmont Stakes, 1973)
Setting a record finish, Secretariat ran the Belmont Stakes — a 12 furlong race length — in 2:24, for an average speed of 0.0000000560 times the speed of light in 1973. His margin of victory in the race, also a record-setter, was 31 lengths.
It's about half as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth)
The speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is about 0.000000180 times the speed of light.
(Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)
A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 0.000000180 times the speed of light. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds.
The speed of a Tornado is about 0.00000018415890 times the speed of light.
(EF2) (wind speed range average)
According to the Enhanced Fujita scale implemented by the US National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration, a "significant" tornado has an Enhanced Funjita scale classification of EF2 and is characterized by wind gust speeds between 0.00000016402810 times the speed of light and 0.00000020428960 times the speed of light. The largest recorded tornado — an F4 event occurring in Nebraska in May, 2004 — was almost 4.02 km (2.5 mi) across.
The speed of a Skydiver (headfirst) is about 0.000000240 times the speed of light.
(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 0.000000240 times the speed of light. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 46 seconds.
It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as Michael Johnson
The speed of Michael Johnson is about 0.000000034520 times the speed of light.
(a.k.a. Michael Duane Johnson) (sprinter; 1967-) (at the Atlanta Olympics, 1996)
Setting a record that stood for 12 years, Michael Johnson ran a 200 m in 0:19.32 for an average speed of 0.000000034530 times the speed of light at the 1996 Olympics. Johnson was nicknamed "the Man with the Golden shoes" in recognition of the custom footwear worn during these races — a pair of Nikes with a left size of 10.5 and a right size of 11.
It's about two-and-a-half times as fast as Usain Bolt
The speed of Usain Bolt is about 0.00000003440 times the speed of light.
(at the Beijing Olympics, 2008) (a.k.a. Usain St. Leo Bolt, OJ, C.D.) (sprinter; 1986-)
Setting a world record, Usain Bolt ran a 100 m in 0:09.69 for an average speed of 0.00000003450 times the speed of light at the 2008 Olympics. Furthermore, Bolt's margin of record breaking — 0.03 s — is the largest margin of victory in the history of digital measurements.
It's about one-third as fast as a Helicopter
The speed of a Helicopter is about 0.0000002630 times the speed of light.
(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 0.0000002630 times the speed of light. The AH-64 is the primary military helicopter of several nations including the United States, the United Kingdom, Israel, Japan, and the Netherlands.

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