## ››Convert light year to inch

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How many light-year in 1 inch? The answer is 2.6847821184225E-18.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 1.0570008340246E-16 light-year, or 39.370078740157 inch.
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## ››Quick conversion chart of light-year to inch

1 light-year to inch = 3.7246970364491E+17 inch

2 light-year to inch = 7.4493940728983E+17 inch

3 light-year to inch = 1.1174091109347E+18 inch

4 light-year to inch = 1.4898788145797E+18 inch

5 light-year to inch = 1.8623485182246E+18 inch

6 light-year to inch = 2.2348182218695E+18 inch

7 light-year to inch = 2.6072879255144E+18 inch

8 light-year to inch = 2.9797576291593E+18 inch

9 light-year to inch = 3.3522273328042E+18 inch

10 light-year to inch = 3.7246970364491E+18 inch

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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: Inch

An inch is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including Imperial units, and United States customary units. There are 36 inches in a yard and 12 inches in a foot. The inch is usually the universal unit of measurement in the United States, and is widely used in the United Kingdom, and Canada, despite the introduction of metric to the latter two in the 1960s and 1970s, respectively. The inch is still commonly used informally, although somewhat less, in other Commonwealth nations such as Australia; an example being the long standing tradition of measuring the height of newborn children in inches rather than centimetres. The international inch is defined to be equal to 25.4 millimeters.

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