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# How many light minutes in a light year?

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###### February 28, 2010 5:48PM

1 light year = 525,948.766 light minutes.

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### Distence between the earth and sun in light year?

A light year is the distance light travels in a year. The
distance between the Earth and Sun is about 8 light minutes
- it takes light 8 minutes to travel this distance.
A light year is the distance light travels in a year. The distance
between the Earth and Sun is about 8 light minutes - it
takes light 8 minutes to travel this distance.
A light year is the distance light travels in a year. The distance
between the Earth and Sun is about 8 light minutes - it
takes light 8 minutes to travel this distance.
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between the Earth and Sun is about 8 light minutes - it
takes light 8 minutes to travel this distance.

###### Asked in Astronomy, Planet Venus

### How many light years does it take to reach Venus from Earth not in light minutes I need light years please?

You are confused. "Light-year" is a measurement of DISTANCE, the
distance that light travels in one year; it is not a time
period.
Venus is, depending on where Venus and Earth are in our
respective orbits, between 2 and 14 light-minutes away; light would
take somewhere between 2 and 14 minutes to span the distance.
You can convert easily minutes into years; there are 60 minutes
in an hour, 24 hours in a day, and 365.26 days in a year.

###### Asked in Astronomy

### Which is a longer distance lightyear or astronomical unit?

Astronomical unit is the distance from Sun to Earth - this is
about 8 light-minutes, the time it takes for light to travel
8 minutes. Therefore, the AU is much less than a light-year.
Astronomical unit is the distance from Sun to Earth - this is about
8 light-minutes, the time it takes for light to travel 8
minutes. Therefore, the AU is much less than a light-year.
Astronomical unit is the distance from Sun to Earth - this is about
8 light-minutes, the time it takes for light to travel 8
minutes. Therefore, the AU is much less than a light-year.
Astronomical unit is the distance from Sun to Earth - this is about
8 light-minutes, the time it takes for light to travel 8
minutes. Therefore, the AU is much less than a light-year.

###### Asked in Space Travel and Exploration

### How many earth years are in 1 light year?

Sorry but that is unanswerable. An Earth Year is 365 days while
a light year is 5,878,625,373,183.6 Miles or 9,460,730,472,580.8
km. Your question is like asking how many minutes in a mile. That
said, it takes light one earth year to travel 9,460,730,472,580.8
km as a light year is the distance that light travels in a vacuum
in a Julian Year (365.25 days).