Millisecond

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A millisecond (sometimes shortened to 'ms') is one thousandth of a second. This page lists times between 10−3 seconds and 10−2 seconds (1 millisecond to 10 milliseconds).

One millisecond contains 1000 microseconds. There are 1000 milliseconds in a second.

  • 1 millisecond – the time it takes for a normal flash in a camera to finish.
  • 1 millisecond – time taken for sound to travel 34 cm
  • 1.000692286 milliseconds – time taken for light to travel 300 km in a vacuum
  • 2 milliseconds – half life of hassium-265
  • 3 milliseconds – a housefly’s wing flap
  • 3.4 milliseconds – half life of meitnerium-266
  • 5 milliseconds – a honeybee’s wing flap
  • 8 milliseconds – 1/125 of a second (125), a camera shutter speed
  • 9 milliseconds – normal seek time for a 7200rpm hard disk
  • 33.3 milliseconds - the amount of time one frame lasts in 30fps video
  • 30 to 100 milliseconds - normal latency for a broadband internet connection
  • 100 milliseconds - the reaction speed of a human
  • 102 milliseconds - half-life of bohrium-262
  • 134 milliseconds - the amount of time it takes by light to travel around the earth's equator
  • 200 to 670 milliseconds - the tempo of modern dance music (128 - 150 BPM)
  • 300 to 400 milliseconds - the blink of a human eye
  • 838 milliseconds - half-life of lithium-8