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# Light minute

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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.

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### 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.

### 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</sup> ft
• 1 light minute = 19,671,421,128.608 yd[4] = 1.9671421 * 1010 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

1. Review of Particle Physics Particle Data Group: W.-M. Yao et al., J. Phys. G 33, 1 (2006).
2. 1 mi = 1609.344 m
3. 1 ft = 0.3048 m
4. 1 yd = 0.9144 m
5. Joachim Hermann, Großes Lexikon der Astronomie, Bertelsmann Club GmbH, 00541 3
6. 2003 VB12, 90377