# Centimeters to Lightyears Converter

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Convert Lightyears to Centimeters (ly to cm) ▶

## Conversion Table

 centimeters to lightyears cm ly 100000000000000000 cm 0.1057 ly 200000000000000000 cm 0.2114 ly 300000000000000000 cm 0.3171 ly 400000000000000000 cm 0.4228 ly 500000000000000000 cm 0.5285 ly 600000000000000000 cm 0.6342 ly 700000000000000000 cm 0.7399 ly 800000000000000000 cm 0.8456 ly 900000000000000000 cm 0.9513 ly 1000000000000000000 cm 1.057 ly 1100000000000000000 cm 1.1627 ly 1200000000000000000 cm 1.2684 ly 1300000000000000000 cm 1.3741 ly 1400000000000000000 cm 1.4798 ly 1500000000000000000 cm 1.5855 ly 1600000000000000000 cm 1.6912 ly 1700000000000000000 cm 1.7969 ly 1800000000000000000 cm 1.9026 ly 1900000000000000000 cm 2.0083 ly 2000000000000000000 cm 2.114 ly

## How to convert

1 centimeter (cm) = 1.05702E-18 lightyear (ly). Centimeter (cm) is a unit of Length used in Metric system. Lightyear (ly) is a unit of Length used in Metric system.

## Centimeter: A Unit of Length

The centimeter (cm) is a unit of length in the metric system, which is the most widely used system of measurement in the world. The centimeter is equal to one hundredth of a meter, which is the SI base unit of length. The centimeter is also a derived unit in the International System of Units (SI), which is the official system of measurement for science and engineering. The symbol for centimeter is cm. The centimeter is used for measuring small distances and dimensions, such as the width of a fingernail or the diameter of a coin. The centimeter is also used for measuring areas and volumes, such as the area of a sheet of paper or the volume of a water bottle. The centimeter is named after the centi prefix, which means one hundredth in Latin. In this article, we will explore the definition, history, usage and conversion of the centimeter as a unit of length.

## How to Convert Centimeter

The centimeter can be converted to other units of length by using conversion factors or formulas. Here are some examples of how to convert centimeters to other units of length in the SI system, the US customary system and other systems:

• To convert centimeters to millimeters, multiply by 10. For example, 10 cm = 10 × 10 = 100 mm.
• To convert centimeters to meters, divide by 100. For example, 10 cm = 10 / 100 = 0.1 m.
• To convert centimeters to kilometers, divide by 100000. For example, 10 cm = 10 / 100000 = 0.0001 km.
• To convert centimeters to inches, multiply by 0.3937. For example, 10 cm = 10 × 0.3937 = 3.937 in.
• To convert centimeters to feet, multiply by 0.0328. For example, 10 cm = 10 × 0.0328 = 0.328 ft.
• To convert centimeters to yards, multiply by 0.0109. For example, 10 cm = 10 × 0.0109 = 0.109 yd.
• To convert centimeters to miles, multiply by 0.0000062137. For example, 10 cm = 10 × 0.0000062137 = 0.000062137 mi.
• To convert centimeters to nanometers, multiply by 10000000. For example, one cm = one × 10000000 = 10000000 nm.
• To convert centimeters to micrometers, multiply by 10000. For example, one cm = one × 10000 = 10000 µm.
Centimeters also can be marked as centimetres.

## Lightyear: A Unit of Length

The lightyear is a large unit of length used to express astronomical distances and is equivalent to about 9.46 trillion kilometers (9.46 × 10^12 km), or 5.88 trillion miles (5.88 × 10^12 mi). As defined by the International Astronomical Union (IAU), a lightyear is the distance that light travels in a vacuum in one Julian year (365.25 days). The lightyear is most often used when expressing distances to stars and other distances on a galactic scale, especially in non-specialist contexts and popular science publications.

In this article, we will explore the definition, history, usage and conversion of the lightyear as a unit of length.

## Example Conversions of Lightyear to Other Units

The lightyear can be converted to other units of length by using different factors and formulas. Here are some examples of conversion for different types of units:

• To convert a lightyear to kilometers, multiply by 9.46 × 10^12:

1 ly × 9.46 × 10^12 = 9.46 × 10^12 km

• To convert a lightyear to miles, multiply by 5.88 × 10^12:

1 ly × 5.88 × 10^12 = 5.88 × 10^12 mi

• To convert a lightyear to AU, multiply by 63,241:

1 ly × 63,241 = 63,241 AU

• To convert a lightyear to parsecs, divide by 3.26:

1 ly / 3.26 = 0.31 pc

• To convert a kilometer to lightyears, divide by 9.46 × 10^12:

1 km / 9.46 × 10^12 = 1.06 × 10^-13 ly

• To convert a mile to lightyears, divide by 5.88 × 10^12:

1 mi / 5.88 × 10^12 = 1.70 × 10^-13 ly

• To convert an AU to lightyears, divide by 63,241:

1 AU / 63,241 = 1.58 × 10^-5 ly

• To convert a parsec to lightyears, multiply by 3.26:

1 pc × 3.26 = 3.26 ly

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