## Convert light minute to light year

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How many light-minute in 1 light-year? The answer is 525960. We assume you are converting between light minute and light year. You can view more details on each measurement unit: light-minute or light-year 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. Note that rounding errors may occur, so always check the results. Use this page to learn how to convert between light minutes and light years. Type in your own numbers in the form to convert the units!

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## Definition: Light-minute

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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