›› Convert gigalight year to megaparsec


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How many gigalight-year in 1 megaparsec? The answer is 0.0032637977445371.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 1.0577248071986E-25 gigalight-year, or 3.2407792700054E-23 megaparsec.
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›› Quick conversion chart of gigalight-year to megaparsec

1 gigalight-year to megaparsec = 306.39153 megaparsec

2 gigalight-year to megaparsec = 612.78307 megaparsec

3 gigalight-year to megaparsec = 919.1746 megaparsec

4 gigalight-year to megaparsec = 1225.56614 megaparsec

5 gigalight-year to megaparsec = 1531.95767 megaparsec

6 gigalight-year to megaparsec = 1838.34921 megaparsec

7 gigalight-year to megaparsec = 2144.74074 megaparsec

8 gigalight-year to megaparsec = 2451.13228 megaparsec

9 gigalight-year to megaparsec = 2757.52381 megaparsec

10 gigalight-year to megaparsec = 3063.91535 megaparsec

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›› Definition: Gigalight-year

One gigalight-year, abbreviation "Gly", is one billion light-years — one of the largest distance measures used. One gigalight-year equals 306.601 million parsecs, or roughly one-thirteenth the distance to the horizon of the observable universe (dictated by the cosmic background radiation). Gigalight-years are typically used to measure distances to supergalactic structures, such as clusters of quasars or the Great Wall.

›› Definition: Megaparsec

The SI prefix "mega" represents a factor of 106, or in exponential notation, 1E6.

So 1 megaparsec = 106 parsecs.

The definition of a parsec is as follows:

The parsec (symbol pc) is a unit of length used in astronomy. It stands for "parallax of one arc second", and is approximately 19,131,554,073,600 (19 trillion) miles.

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