**Full name:** gigalight year

**Plural form:** gigalight years

**Symbol:** Gly

**Alternate spelling:** gigalight-years

**Category type:** length

**Scale factor:** 9.454254955488E+24

The SI base unit for length is the metre.

1 metre is equal to 1.0577248071986E-25 gigalight-year.

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One gigalight-year, abbreviation "Gly", is one billion light-years — one of the largest distance measures used. One gigalight-year equals 306.601 million parsecs, or roughly one-thirteenth the distance to the horizon of the observable universe (dictated by the cosmic background radiation). Gigalight-years are typically used to measure distances to supergalactic structures, such as clusters of quasars or the Great Wall.

gigalight-year to football field [U.S., complete]

gigalight-year to agate [typographical]

gigalight-year to cubit [Roman]

gigalight-year to zeptometre

gigalight-year to decametre

gigalight-year to lug

gigalight-year to nail

gigalight-year to city block [Midwest U.S.]

gigalight-year to mile [international]

gigalight-year to foot [Egypt]