# Light years (ly) to kilometers (km)

Light years (ly) to kilometers (km) converter allows you to calculate the number of kilometers [km] by entering of Light years [ly]. See also kilometers into light years calculation.

## Light year (ly)

Light year – this unit is used primarily in astronomy. Its length is simply equivalent to the distance light travelled in a vacuum in 1 year. To better visualize the value of this measure, an approximate value of 9.5 trillion kilometers can be given.

## Kilometer (km)

Kilometer – is an easy-to-use multiple of a meter – the basic SI unit. Converting a kilometer into meters we get the value of 1000 m. A kilometer is a very frequently used measure of length, especially in relation to road signs. Even in the USA, where a mile has been used for a long time, the signage gradually changes to kilometers.

## Convert known heights to light years and kilometers

Light years to kilometers converter can have many uses. To better understand the size scale of the units used, both measures are compared with known quantities on Earth. You may also need meters into light years calculator.

Deep caves:

• Krubera-Voronja Cave 2197 m (Abkhazia / Georgia) can also be described as 0.000000000000232 ly or 2.197 km.
• Gouffre Mirolda 1733 m (France) after converting the metric units this will be approximate 0.000000000000183 ly or 1.733 km.
• Egma Sinkhole 1429 m (Turkey) this length can also be represented as about 0.000000000000151 ly or 1.429 km.
• Gouffre de La Pierre Saint-Martin 1410 m (France) can also be described as 0.000000000000149 ly or 1.41 km.

High mountains:

• Ngadi Chuli 7871 m (Nepal) in other metric units it is 0.000000000000832 ly or 7.871 km.
• Dhaulagiri IV 7661 m (Nepal) after using a different metric unit it is 0.00000000000081 ly or 7.661 km.
• Kangpenqing 7281 m (China) it means height of approximate 0.00000000000077 ly or 7.281 km.
• Langtang Ri 7205 m (Nepal) it is an equivalent into about 0.000000000000762 ly or 7.205 km.