It's about as long as Louis-Antoine's reign
(a.k.a. Louis-Antoine d'Artois, petit-fils de France, fils de France, duc d'Angoulême, a.k.a. Count of Marnes) (1830)
Following his father, Charles X's, abdication on the eve of the 1830 French Revolution, Louis-Antoine d'Artois was technically king for a period of approximately 1,000,000,000,000 nanoseconds on August 2nd, 1830. Louis-Antoine's only official act as king was to abdicate the throne to his nephew, the Henri, the Duke of Bordeaux.
It's about one-and-two-fifths times as long as The First spacewalk
In other words, 1,000,000,000,000 nanoseconds is 1.4 times the length of The First spacewalk, and the length of The First spacewalk is 0.71 times that amount.(1965) (Alexi Lenovo, a.k.a. Алексе́й Архи́пович Лео́нов)
On March 18th, 1965, during the Voskhod 2 Soviet space mission, cosmonaut Alexey Arkhipovich Leonov conducted the first human spacewalk, which lasted 720,000,000,000 nanoseconds. The total mission length was 94,000,000,000,000 nanoseconds.
It's about one-third as long as a Basketball game
In other words, 1,000,000,000,000 nanoseconds is 0.347 times the length of a Basketball game, and the length of a Basketball game is 2.88 times that amount.(NBA regulation; playing time only)
Per National Basketball Association rules , a basketball game (without an overtime) consists of four periods of 720,000,000,000 nanoseconds each, for a total of 2,880,000,000,000 nanoseconds of playing time. The first basketball game, played in a Springfield Massachusetts YMCA, was played in 1,800,000,000,000 nanoseconds and ended with a score of 1-0.
It's about three-tenths as long as The Football game (American)
In other words, 1,000,000,000,000 nanoseconds is 0.28 times the length of The Football game (American), and the length of The Football game (American) is 3.6 times that amount.(a.k.a. American football) (per NFL rules; playing time only)
Per National Football League Rules, an American football game consists of four periods of 900,000,000,000 nanoseconds each for a total of 3,600,000,000,000 nanoseconds. The total duration of a football game can often be more than three hours, including stoppages of play, the intermission at halftime, team timeouts, and, in televised games, commercial timeouts. The Super Bowl — the highest-profile game of the sport — aired 2,700,000,000,000 nanoseconds of commercials in 2009.
It's about one-fifth as long as a Football game (Association) (Soccer)
In other words, 1,000,000,000,000 nanoseconds is 0.19 times the length of a Football game (Association) (Soccer), and the length of a Football game (Association) (Soccer) is 5.3 times that amount.(a.k.a. association football, a.k.a. soccer) (per FIFA rules; playing time only)
Per Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) Laws of the Game, an association football game consists of two periods of 2,700,000,000,000 nanoseconds each, for a total of 5,400,000,000,000 nanoseconds of playing time (except in games played by women, or by players under 16 or over 35 years of age). The longest recorded amateur football game was a 2009 match in the Filipino town of Barotac Nuevo that lasted for 130,000,000,000,000.00000000000000000 nanoseconds.
It's about one-fifteenth as long as Gone with the Wind (film)
In other words, 1,000,000,000,000 nanoseconds is 0.074 times the length of Gone with the Wind (film), and the length of Gone with the Wind (film) is 13.6 times that amount.(1939)
Gone with the Wind, the multiple Academy Award-winning film, had a running time of 13,600,000,000,000 nanoseconds for its 1939 copyright release. The scene depicting the burning of the Atlanta Depot cost $25,000 (unadjusted) and was filmed on a 0.16 sq. km (40-acre) set using all seven Technicolor cameras in existence at the time.
It's about nineteen times as long as The San Francisco earthquake of 1906
In other words, 1,000,000,000,000 nanoseconds is 19 times the length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906, and the length of The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 is 0.053 times that amount.(1906) (Mussel Rock Fault, California) (sensible duration)
The San Francisco earthquake of 1906 caused perceptible shaking of the ground for about 52,500,000,000 nanoseconds. The most devastating natural disaster in California's history, the quake was felt as far away and southern Oregon and western Nevada, and resulted in about 3,000 deaths, the displacement of 55% - 70% of the city's population, and the shifting of some spots of ground by up to 6 m (20 ft).