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How fast is 564.09 centimeters per hour?

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It's about 0.00000004 times as fast as a Meteor
In other words, 564.09 centimeters per hour is 0.000000037 times the speed of a Meteor, and the speed of a Meteor is 27,000,000 times that amount.
(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 4,000,000,000 centimeters per hour and 26,000,000,000 centimeters 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 1,000,000,000 centimeters per hour.
It's about 0.00000002 times as fast as a bolt of Lightning
In other words, 564.09 centimeters per hour is 0.000000016 times the speed of a bolt of Lightning, and the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 63,000,000 times that amount.
(atmospheric electrical discharge)
A bolt of lightning can travel at up to 35,000,000,000 centimeters per hour when arcing from the atmosphere to the Earth. An estimated 280 million lightning strikes strikes occur each year.
It's about 0.000000000005 times as fast as The Speed of Light
In other words, 564.09 centimeters per hour is 0.0000000000052266714016757 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 191,326,357,283.41 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 107,925,284,880,000.00000000000000000000000000 centimeters per hour, per the formal definition of the meter. While visible light travels close to this speed in air, it slows to 71,950,189,921,200 centimeters per hour when passing through the glass of a typical window.