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 It's about one-six-hundred-thousandth as fast as The Speed of Light In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 0.0000016217219180344 times the speed of The Speed of Light, and the speed of The Speed of Light is 616,628.52852852 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 299,792,458 meters per second, per the formal definition of the meter. While visible light travels close to this speed in air, it slows to 199,861,638.67 m/s when passing through the glass of a typical window. It's about one-two-hundredth as fast as a bolt of Lightning In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 0.01 times the speed of a bolt of Lightning, and the speed of a bolt of Lightning is 200 times that amount. (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 one-eighty-fifth as fast as a Meteor In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 0.01 times the speed of a Meteor, and the speed of a Meteor is 83 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 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 one-fifteenth as fast as The Space Shuttle In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 0.06279 times the speed of The Space Shuttle, and the speed of The Space Shuttle is 15.927 times that amount. (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 half as fast as a Bullet (Rifle) In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 0.531 times the speed of a Bullet (Rifle), and the speed of a Bullet (Rifle) is 1.88 times that amount. (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 three-fourths as fast as a Jet Fighter In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 0.73 times the speed of a Jet Fighter, and the speed of a Jet Fighter is 1.4 times that amount. (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 one-and-one-fourth times as fast as a Bullet (Handgun) In other words, 486.180 meters per second is 1.27 times the speed of a Bullet (Handgun), and the speed of a Bullet (Handgun) is 0.787 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 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.