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How many light years in 1 astronomical unit? The answer is 1.5812507408869E-5.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 1.0570008340246E-16 light years, or 6.6845871226706E-12 astronomical unit.
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›› Quick conversion chart of light years to astronomical unit

1 light years to astronomical unit = 63241.07709 astronomical unit

2 light years to astronomical unit = 126482.15418 astronomical unit

3 light years to astronomical unit = 189723.23126 astronomical unit

4 light years to astronomical unit = 252964.30835 astronomical unit

5 light years to astronomical unit = 316205.38544 astronomical unit

6 light years to astronomical unit = 379446.46253 astronomical unit

7 light years to astronomical unit = 442687.53962 astronomical unit

8 light years to astronomical unit = 505928.6167 astronomical unit

9 light years to astronomical unit = 569169.69379 astronomical unit

10 light years to astronomical unit = 632410.77088 astronomical unit

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›› Definition: Light-year

A light year, abbreviated ly, is the distance light travels in one year: roughly 9.46 × 1012 kilometres (9.46 petametres, or about 5.88 × 1012 (nearly six trillion) miles). More specifically, a light year is defined as the distance that a photon would travel, in free space and infinitely far away from any gravitational or magnetic fields, in one Julian year (365.25 days of 86400 seconds each).

›› Definition: Astronomical unit

The astronomical unit (AU or au or a.u. or sometimes ua) is a unit of length. It is approximately equal to the mean distance between the Earth and Sun. The currently accepted value of the AU is 149 597 870 691 ± 30 metres (about 150 million kilometres or 93 million miles).

The symbol "ua" is recommended by the Bureau International des Poids et Mesures, but in the United States and other anglophone countries the reverse usage is more common. The International Astronomical Union recommends "au" and international standard ISO 31-1 uses "AU".

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