›› Convert light day to light year


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How many light-day in 1 light year? The answer is 365.25.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 3.8606955462749E-14 light-day, or 1.0570008340246E-16 light year.
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›› Quick conversion chart of light-day to light year

1 light-day to light year = 0.00274 light year

10 light-day to light year = 0.02738 light year

50 light-day to light year = 0.13689 light year

100 light-day to light year = 0.27379 light year

200 light-day to light year = 0.54757 light year

500 light-day to light year = 1.36893 light year

1000 light-day to light year = 2.73785 light year



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›› Definition: Light-day

A light day (also written light-day) is a unit of length. It is defined as the distance light travels in an absolute vacuum in one day (of 86,400 seconds) or 25,902,068,371,200 metres (~26 Tm).

Note that this value is exact, since the metre is actually defined in terms of the speed of light. The light day isn't very frequently used at all since there are few astronomical objects or distances of that magnitude; the Oort cloud, for example, is thought to extend between 290 and 580 light-days out from the Sun.


›› 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).


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