Convert Minutes Of Arc to Mils (NATO)
Enter the angle in minutes of arc below to get the value converted to mils (NATO).
How to Convert Minutes Of Arc to Mils (NATO)
To convert a minute of arc measurement to a mil measurement, multiply the angle by the conversion ratio. One minute of arc is equal to 0.296296 mils (NATO), so use this simple formula to convert:
The angle in mils (NATO) is equal to the minutes of arc multiplied by 0.296296.
Minutes of arc and mils (NATO) are both units used to measure angle. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.
A minute of arc is sometimes also referred to as an arc minute, arcminute, or minute arc. Minutes of arc can be abbreviated as arcmin, and are also sometimes abbreviated as MOA or amin. For example, 1 minute of arc can be written as 1 arcmin, 1 MOA, or 1 amin.
The minute of arc is most commonly represented using the prime (′), although the single-quote is commonly used. For instance, 1 minute of is most commonly expressed as 1′.
A mil, short for milliradian, is equal to 1/6,400 of a circle. The mil used by the US military and NATO forces is slightly different than the true value of a milliradian, which is equal to 1/6,283 of a circle.
During World War I the US adopted what is now the NATO mil to replace degrees and minutes for use in artillery sights. They opted to round mils to 6,400 per circle for simplicity at the time. Today, the mil is commonly used to measure adjustment of sights and scopes of firearms.
There is rightfully much confusion as a result of the mil adopted by the US military and NATO being slightly different than the milliradian.
A mil is sometimes also referred to as an angular mil. Mils (NATO) can be abbreviated as mil, for example 1 mil can be written as 1 mil.
Minute Of Arc Measurements and Equivalent Mil Conversions
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More Minute Of Arc Angle Conversions
- Convert to Radians
- 1' is equal to 0.000291 radians
- Convert to Milliradians
- 1' is equal to 0.290888 milliradians
- Convert to Degrees
- 1' is equal to 0.016667 degrees
- Convert to Seconds Of Arc
- 1' is equal to 60 seconds of arc
- Convert to Gradians
- 1' is equal to 0.018519 gradians
- Convert to Revolutions
- 1' is equal to 4.6296E-5 revolutions
- Convert to Circles
- 1' is equal to 4.6296E-5 circles
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Understanding the Metric System
The metric system makes it relatively easy to convert from one metric unit to another metric unit. The metric system uses a base unit, think meters or grams, and a prefix such as kilo or milli. The prefixes differ from the base units by differing powers of 10. So to convert within the metric system it’s usually a matter of multiplying or dividing by one of the powers of 10.
Here is a list of some of the common metric prefixes:
- “kilo” – 1,000x larger
- “hecto” – 100x larger
- “deca” – 10x larger
- “deci” – 10x smaller
- “centi” – 100x smaller
- “milli” – 1,000x smaller
There is a helpful mnemonic for remembering the prefixes: “King Henry Died Until Drinking Chocolate Milk.”
The u in Until refers to the base unit.