Convert kilometers to light-second - Conversion of Measurement Units

Convert kilometre to light second

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How many kilometers in 1 light-second?
The answer is 299792.458.
We assume you are converting between kilometre and light second.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 0.001 kilometers, or 3.3356409519815E-9 light-second.
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A kilometre (American spelling: kilometer, symbol: km) is a unit of length equal to 1000 metres (from the Greek words khilia = thousand and metro = count/measure). It is approximately equal to 0.621 miles, 1094 yards or 3281 feet.

Definition: Light-second

A light-second is a unit of length. It is defined as the distance light travels in an absolute vacuum in one second or 299,792,458 meters. Note that this value is considered exact, since the meter is actually (as of 1983) defined in terms of the light second. It is just over 186,282 miles and almost 109 feet.

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