# Light minute

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### Distances in Light Minutes

The **light minute** is the distance that the light travels in vacuum in one minute and so is a unit of distance.

Similar units are the light second, light hour, light day, light week, light month, light year.

### Numerical value

As opposed to the light year, whose value more or less depends on the definition of year, the value of the light minute is defined exactly.

- velocity of light in vacuum: 299,792,458 m/s
^{[1]}(meters/second) - 1 min = 60 s
- 1 light minute = 17,987,547,480 m = 1.7987547 * 10
^{10}m

### Comparison to other Units

- 1 AU = 8.31 light minutes
- 1 light minute = 17,987,547.480 km
- 1 light minute = 11,176,943.823 mi
^{[2]} - 1 light minute = 59,014,263,385.826 ft
^{[3]}= 5.9014263 * 10<sump>10 ft - 1 light minute = 19,671,421,128.608 yd
^{[4]}= 1.9671421 * 10^{10}yd

### Distances in Light Minutes^{[5]}

- the maximum distance between sun and Merkur is about 57.9 Mio km or 3.2 light minutes
- the maximum distance between sun and Venus is about 108.2 Mio km or 6.0 light minutes
- the maximum distance between sun and earth is about 149.6 Mio km or 8.3 light minutes
- the maximum distance between sun and Mars is about 227.9 Mio km or 12.7 light minutes
- the maximum distance between sun and Jupiter is about 778 Mio km or 43.3 light minutes
- the maximum distance between sun and Saturn is about 1427 Mio km or 79.3 light minutes
- the maximum distance between sun and Uranus is about 2870 Mio km or 159.6 light minutes
- the maximum distance between sun and Neptun is about 4496 Mio km or 250.0 light minutes
- the maximum distance between sun and Pluto is about 5946 Mio km or 330.6 light minutes
- the maximum distance between sun and Sedna
^{[6]}is about 133,593 Mio km or 7412 light minutes

### Notes