›› Convert parsec to light year


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How many parsec in 1 light-year? The answer is 0.30660139194648.
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The SI base unit for length is the metre.
1 metre is equal to 3.2407792700054E-17 parsec, or 1.0570008340246E-16 light-year.
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›› Quick conversion chart of parsec to light-year

1 parsec to light-year = 3.26156 light-year

5 parsec to light-year = 16.30782 light-year

10 parsec to light-year = 32.61564 light-year

15 parsec to light-year = 48.92346 light-year

20 parsec to light-year = 65.23128 light-year

25 parsec to light-year = 81.53909 light-year

30 parsec to light-year = 97.84691 light-year

40 parsec to light-year = 130.46255 light-year

50 parsec to light-year = 163.07819 light-year



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›› Definition: Parsec

The parsec (symbol pc) is a unit of length used in astronomy. It stands for "parallax of one arc second", and is approximately 19,131,554,073,600 (19 trillion) miles.


›› 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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