# Centimeters per Second to Speed of Light Converter

Enter the speed in centimeters per second below to get the value converted to speed of light.

Results in Speed of Light: 1 cm/s = 3.3356E-11 c
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## How to Convert Centimeters per Second to Speed of Light

To convert a measurement in centimeters per second to a measurement in speed of light, divide the speed by the following conversion ratio: 29,979,245,800 centimeters per second/speed of light.

Since one speed of light is equal to 29,979,245,800 centimeters per second, you can use this simple formula to convert:

speed of light = centimeters per second ÷ 29,979,245,800

The speed in speed of light is equal to the speed in centimeters per second divided by 29,979,245,800.

For example, here's how to convert 50,000,000,000 centimeters per second to speed of light using the formula above.
speed of light = (50,000,000,000 cm/s ÷ 29,979,245,800) = 1.66782 c

Centimeters per second and speed of light are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## What Are Centimeters per Second?

Centimeters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance traveled in centimeters in one second.

The centimeter per second, or centimetre per second, is an SI unit of speed in the metric system. Centimeters per second can be abbreviated as cm/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as cm/sec. For example, 1 centimeter per second can be written as 1 cm/s or 1 cm/sec.

In the expressions of units, the slash, or solidus (/), is used to express a change in one or more units relative to a change in one or more other units. For example, cm/s is expressing a change in length or distance relative to a change in time.

Centimeters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dcm / tsec

The velocity in centimeters per second is equal to the distance in centimeters divided by time in seconds.

## What is the Speed of Light?

The speed of light is equal to exactly 299,792,458 meters per second, or 670,616,629 miles per hour. The definition of the speed of light is actually derived from the most recent 1983 international definition of the meter.

Speed of light can be abbreviated as c; for example, 1 speed of light can be written as 1 c.

## Centimeter per Second to Speed of Light Conversion Table

Table showing various centimeter per second measurements converted to speed of light.
Centimeters Per Second Speed Of Light
1 cm/s 0.000000000033356 c
2 cm/s 0.000000000066713 c
3 cm/s 0.00000000010007 c
4 cm/s 0.00000000013343 c
5 cm/s 0.00000000016678 c
6 cm/s 0.00000000020014 c
7 cm/s 0.00000000023349 c
8 cm/s 0.00000000026685 c
9 cm/s 0.00000000030021 c
10 cm/s 0.00000000033356 c
100 cm/s 0.0000000033356 c
1,000 cm/s 0.000000033356 c
10,000 cm/s 0.00000033356 c
100,000 cm/s 0.0000033356 c
1,000,000 cm/s 0.000033356 c
10,000,000 cm/s 0.000334 c
100,000,000 cm/s 0.003336 c
1,000,000,000 cm/s 0.033356 c
10,000,000,000 cm/s 0.333564 c
100,000,000,000 cm/s 3.3356 c

## References

1. National Institute of Standards and Technology, NIST Guide to the SI, Chapter 6: Rules and Style Conventions for Printing and Using Units, https://www.nist.gov/pml/special-publication-811/nist-guide-si-chapter-6-rules-and-style-conventions-printing-and-using
2. National Institute of Standards and Technology, SI Redefinition: Meter, https://www.nist.gov/si-redefinition/meter