Speed of Cheetah

  • 60 miles per hour
  • 1 mile per minute
  • 5280 feet per minute
  • 88 feet per second

Speed of Peregrine Falcon

  • 180 miles per hour
  • 264 feet per second


Speed of Light

  • 186,282 miles per second
  • 186,282 * 5280 = 983,568,960 ft per second
  • 983,568,960 * 12 = 11,802,827,520 inches per second
  • 11,802,827,520 / 1,000,000,000 = 11.8 inches per nanosecond

Fun Facts

  • a meter is defined to be the distance light travels in 1/299,792,458 of a second
  • 134 millisecond (.134 second) - length of Earth's equator
  • 1.3 second - Moon to Earth
  • 8.3 min - Sun to Earth


Misc

  • 60 seconds - 1 minute
  • 60 minutes - 1 hour
  • 5280 feet - 1 mile
  • 12 inches - 1 foot

  • millisecond - 1/1,000 second
  • microsecond - 1/1,000,000 second
  • nanosecond - 1/1,000,000,000 second
  • picosecond - 1/1,000,000,000,000 second