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speed of light in miles per minute
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Speed of light to miles per minute converter on this page calculates how many miles per minute are in ‘X’ speed of light (where ‘X’ is the number of speed of light to convert to miles per minute). In order to convert a value from speed of light to miles per minute (from c to mpm) type the number of c to be converted to mpm and then click on the ‘convert’ button.

What is the Speed of Light?

Since ancient times, philosophers and scholars have sought to understand light. In addition to trying to discern its basic properties (i.e. what is it made of – particle or wave, etc.) they have also sought to make finite measurements of how fast it travels. Since the late-17th century, scientists have been doing just that, and with increasing accuracy.

In so doing, they have gained a better understanding of light’s mechanics and the important role it plays in physics, astronomy and cosmology. Put simply, light moves at incredible speeds and is the fastest moving thing in the Universe. Its speed is considered a constant and an unbreakable barrier, and is used as a means of measuring distance. But just how fast does it travel?

Speed of Light (c):

Light travels at a constant speed of 1,079,252,848.8 (1.07 billion) km per hour. That works out to 299,792,458 m/s, or about 670,616,629 mph (miles per hour). To put that in perspective, if you could travel at the speed of light, you would be able to circumnavigate the globe approximately seven and a half times in one second. Meanwhile, a person flying at an average speed of about 800 km/h (500 mph), would take over 50 hours to circle the planet just once.

Speed of light to miles per minute conversion factor

1 speed of light is equal to 11176943.823073 miles per minute

Speed of light to miles per minute conversion formula

Speed(mpm) = Speed (c) × 11176943.823073

Example: Pressume there is a value of speed equal to 260 speed of light. How to convert them in miles per minute?

Speed(mpm) = 260 ( c ) × 11176943.823073 ( mpm / c )

Speed(mpm) = 2906005393.999 mpmor

260 c = 2906005393.999 mpm

260 speed of light equals 2906005393.999 miles per minute

Speed of light to miles per minute conversion table

speed of light (c)

miles per minute (mpm)

12 134123325.87688
14 156477213.52303
16 178831101.16917
18 201184988.81532
20 223538876.46147
22 245892764.10761
24 268246651.75376
26 290600539.3999
28 312954427.04605
30 335308314.6922
32 357662202.33834
34 380016089.98449
36 402369977.63064
38 424723865.27678
40 447077752.92293

speed of light (c)

miles per minute (mpm)

250 2794235955.7683
300 3353083146.922
350 3911930338.0756
400 4470777529.2293
450 5029624720.383
500 5588471911.5366
550 6147319102.6903
600 6706166293.844
650 7265013484.9976
700 7823860676.1513
750 8382707867.3049
800 8941555058.4586
850 9500402249.6123
900 10059249440.766
950 10618096631.92

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Convert speed of light (c0) versus kilometers per minute (km/min)
in swapped opposite direction

from kilometers per minute to speed of light

Or use utilized converter page with the

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conversion result for two
speed and velocity units:
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Equals Result To unit
1 speed of light c0 = 17,987,547.48 kilometers per minute km/min


speed and velocity converter

What is the international acronym for each of these two speed and velocity units?

Prefix or symbol for speed of light is: c0

Prefix or symbol for kilometer per minute is: km/min

Technical units conversion tool for speed and velocity measures. Exchange reading in speed of light unit c0 into kilometers per minute unit km/min as in an equivalent measurement result (two different units but the same identical physical total value, which is also equal to their proportional parts when divided or multiplied).

One speed of light converted into kilometer per minute equals = 17,987,547.48 km/min

1 c0 = 17,987,547.48 km/min

speed of light in miles per minute
speed of light in miles per minute

How “Fast” is the Speed of Light?

Light travels at a constant, finite speed of 186,000 mi/sec. A traveler, moving at the speed of light, would circum-navigate the equator approximately 7.5 times in one second. By comparison, a traveler in a jet aircraft, moving at a ground speed of 500 mph, would cross the continental U.S. once in 4 hours.

Constant Speed

Part of the Einstein exhibition.

No matter how you measure it, the speed of light is always the same.

Einstein’s crucial breakthrough about the nature of light, made in 1905, can be summed up in a deceptively simple statement: The speed of light is constant. So what does this sentence really mean?

Surprisingly, the answer has nothing to do with the actual speed of light, which is 300,000 kilometers per second (186,000 miles per second) through the “vacuum” of empty space. Instead, Einstein had an unexpected—and paradoxical—insight: that light from a moving source has the same velocity as light from a stationary source. For example, beams of light from a lighthouse, from a speeding car’s headlights and from the lights on a supersonic jet all travel at a constant rate as measured by all observers—despite differences in how fast the sources of these beams move.

Light in Motion

The Special Theory of Relativity is based on Einstein’s recognition that the speed of light does not change even when the source of the light moves. Although it might seem logical to add the speed of the light source and the speed of the light beam to determine the total speed, light does not work this way. No matter how fast Einstein rides his bike, the light coming from his headlight always moves at the same speed.

Stationary Light

Light from a stationary source travels at 300,000 km/sec (186,000 miles/sec).

Moving Light

Light from a moving source also travels at 300,000 km/sec (186,000 miles/sec).

Say that Einstein’s bike travels at 10% the speed of light (30,000 km/sec): the speed of light from Einstein’s headlight does NOT equal 330,000 km/sec.

The speed of light is constant and does not depend on the speed of the light source.


History of Study:

Until the 17th century, scholars were unsure whether light traveled at a finite speed or instantaneously. From the days of the ancient Greeks to medieval Islamic scholars and scientists of the early modern period, the debate went back and forth. It was not until the work of Danish astronomer Øle Rømer (1644-1710) that the first quantitative measurement was made.

In 1676, Rømer observed that the periods of Jupiter’s innermost moon Io appeared to be shorter when the Earth was approaching Jupiter than when it was receding from it. From this, he concluded that light travels at a finite speed, and estimated that it takes about 22 minutes to cross the diameter of Earth’s orbit.


Christiaan Huygens used this estimate and combined it with an estimate of the diameter of the Earth’s orbit to obtain an estimate of 220,000 km/s. Isaac Newton also spoke about Rømer’s calculations in his seminal work Opticks (1706). Adjusting for the distance between the Earth and the Sun, he calculated that it would take light seven or eight minutes to travel from one to the other. In both cases, they were off by a relatively small margin.

Later measurements made by French physicists Hippolyte Fizeau (1819 – 1896) and Léon Foucault (1819 – 1868) refined these measurements further – resulting in a value of 315,000 km/s (192,625 mi/s). And by the latter half of the 19th century, scientists became aware of the connection between light and electromagnetism.

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Einstein’s theory that the speed of light in vacuum is independent of the motion of the source and the inertial reference frame of the observer has since been consistently confirmed by many experiments. It also sets an upper limit on the speeds at which all massless particles and waves (which includes light) can travel in a vacuum.

One of the outgrowths of this is that cosmologists now treat space and time as a single, unified structure known as spacetime – in which the speed of light can be used to define values for both (i.e. “lightyears”, “light minutes”, and “light seconds”). The measurement of the speed of light has also become a major factor when determining the rate of cosmic expansion.

speed of light in miles per minute
speed of light in miles per minute

Beginning in the 1920’s with observations of Lemaitre and Hubble, scientists and astronomers became aware that the Universe is expanding from a point of origin. Hubble also observed that the farther away a galaxy is, the faster it appears to be moving. In what is now referred to as the Hubble Parameter, the speed at which the Universe is expanding is calculated to 68 km/s per megaparsec.

This phenomena, which has been theorized to mean that some galaxies could actually be moving faster than the speed of light, may place a limit on what is observable in our Universe. Essentially, galaxies traveling faster than the speed of light would cross a “cosmological event horizon”, where they are no longer visible to us.

Also, by the 1990’s, redshift measurements of distant galaxies showed that the expansion of the Universe has been accelerating for the past few billion years. This has led to theories like “Dark Energy“, where an unseen force is driving the expansion of space itself instead of objects moving through it (thus not placing constraints on the speed of light or violating relativity).

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