Meter to Parsec Converter
What is meter?
Meter or metre is a metric measurement slightly longer than a yard. It is the base unit of length in the International System of Units (SI). Distance measures length. For example, the distance of a road is how long the road is.
Originally, the meter was defined as one ten-millionth of the distance from the equator to the North Pole in 1793.
Meter is used as a measure of distance across the globe, the primary exception being the United States, where the imperial system is used for most purposes.
How to convert meters to feet
1 meter is equal to 0.3.28084 feet:
1 m = (1/0.3048) ft = 3.28084 ft
To convert meter to other length unit, follow the upcoming table
What is “parsec“?
The parsec is a unit for expressing distances to stars and galaxies. It is used by professional astronomers. A parsec is defined as the distance at which one astronomical unit subtends an angle of one arcsecond.
This means that a star at a distance of one parsec would have a parallax of one second, and the distance of an object in parsecs is the reciprocal of its parallax in seconds of arc.
Most of the stars visible to the unaided eye in the night sky are within 500 parsecs of the Sun.
For example, the nearest star, Proxima Centauri, which is part of the Alpha Centauri triple-star system, has a parallax of 0.769 second of arc, and, hence, its distance from the Sun and Earth is 1.30 parsec. One parsec equals 3.26 light-years, which is equivalent to 3.09 × 1013 km.
It is useful to know that one parsec equals the following: