How Fast Is The Flash?

March 5, 2024
David Sunnyside

As anyone who is a fan of DC Comics knows, the Flash is the fastest hero in the universe. He can jump through time and multiple dimensions, construct entire cities in minutes and phase 747s through solid objects. Basically, he's just too fast for his own good. This mind-boggling speed is the result of the powers he gains from tapping into the Speed Force, a cosmic, extra-dimensional energy source that transcends space and time. This is the same source that gave other speedsters their powers, including Jay Garrick and Wally West before him.

The fastest The Flash ever ran is 13 trillion times faster than the speed of light, but that's not necessarily his top speed. He can reach speeds that are far above that, but it's a dangerous place to be since doing so could cause him to merge with the Speed Force.

During a recent episode of Justice League, the Flash saved over half a million people by rushing to Chongjin after a fictional nuclear explosion and carrying them to safety, one at a time. He did this in 0.00001 microseconds, or about 35 miles.

When he's just patrolling the streets of Central City, though, the Flash is traveling much less quickly than that. Wire Magazine estimates that he moves at about 700 mph, which is around the same speed as a Formula 1 car on a smooth racetrack. At this velocity, The Flash can easily keep up with traffic and can get anywhere in a few minutes.

David Sunnyside
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