Bluebulb Projects presents:
Enter a measurement to see comparisons

Equivalents in other units

How fast is 89.80 kilometers per minute?

Sort Order:
Closest first | Highest first | Lowest first

 It's about one-thirtieth as fast as a Meteor In other words, 89.80 kilometers per minute is 0.04 times the speed of a Meteor, and the speed of a Meteor is 28 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 670 kilometers per minute and 4,300 kilometers per minute, depending on their size. The fireball effect, known as ablation, ceases once the atmosphere has slowed the meteoroid to a velocity of about 170 kilometers per minute. It's about thirty times as fast as a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) In other words, 89.80 kilometers per minute is 28 times the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth), and the speed of a Skydiver (belly-to-earth) is 0.04 times that amount. (Belly-to-Earth orientation, average conditions, terminal velocity)A belly-to-Earth oriented skydiver's terminal velocity is about 3.20 kilometers per minute. In a typical jump from 3,900 m (13,000 ft), a diver in this orientation will be in freefall for 60 seconds. It's about forty times as fast as a Fastball (baseball) In other words, 89.80 kilometers per minute is 37 times the speed of a Fastball (baseball), and the speed of a Fastball (baseball) is 0.03 times that amount. (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 2.50 kilometers per minute. 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 45 times as fast as a Curveball (baseball) In other words, 89.80 kilometers per minute is 44 times the speed of a Curveball (baseball), and the speed of a Curveball (baseball) is 0.02 times that amount. (a.k.a. hook, a.k.a. hammer, a.k.a. yakker) (major league average)The average speed of major league curveball pitch is 2 kilometers per minute. 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 45 times as fast as a Hurricane In other words, 89.80 kilometers per minute is 45.2 times the speed of a Hurricane, and the speed of a Hurricane is 0.022 times that amount. (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 1.980 kilometers per minute. 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 5.170 kilometers per minute. It's about 50 times as fast as a Cheetah In other words, 89.80 kilometers per minute is 48.77 times the speed of a Cheetah, and the speed of a Cheetah is 0.021 times that amount. (Acinonyx jubatus)The cheetah can reach speeds of up to 1.8420 kilometers per minute in short bursts. From a crouching position, the cheetah can attain these speeds in just 2.25 seconds. It's about 50 times as fast as a Knuckleball (baseball) In other words, 89.80 kilometers per minute is 50 times the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball), and the speed of a Knuckleball (baseball) is 0.0 times that amount. (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 1.80 kilometers per minute. Eddie Cicotte, who was later implicated in the 1919 Black Sox scandal, is credited with developing the pitch ca. 1906.