Convert light-minute to light-year - Conversion of Measurement Units

Convert light minute to light year

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How many light-minute in 1 light-year?
The answer is 525960.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 5.5594015866359E-11 light-minute, or 1.0570008340246E-16 light-year.
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A light-minute (also written light minute) is a unit of length. It is defined as the distance light travels in an absolute vacuum in one minute or 17,987,547,480 metres (~18 Gm). Note that this value is exact, since the metre is actually defined in terms of the light-second.

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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