›› Convert light year to metre


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

1 light-year to meter = 9460730472580800 meter

2 light-year to meter = 18921460945161600 meter

3 light-year to meter = 28382191417742400 meter

4 light-year to meter = 37842921890323200 meter

5 light-year to meter = 47303652362904000 meter

6 light-year to meter = 56764382835484800 meter

7 light-year to meter = 66225113308065600 meter

8 light-year to meter = 75685843780646400 meter

9 light-year to meter = 85146574253227200 meter

10 light-year to meter = 94607304725808000 meter

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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: Meter

The metre, symbol: m, is the basic unit of distance (or of "length", in the parlance of the physical sciences) in the International System of Units. The internationally-accepted spelling of the unit in English is "metre", although the American English spelling meter is a common variant. However, both American and non-American forms of English agree that the spelling "meter" should be used as a suffix in the names of measuring devices such as chronometers and micrometers.

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