# Degrees to Seconds Of Arc Conversion

Enter the angle in degrees below to get the value converted to seconds of arc.

**Results in Seconds Of Arc:**

## How to Convert Degrees to Seconds Of Arc

To convert a degree measurement to a second of arc measurement, multiply the angle by the conversion ratio.

Since one degree is equal to 3,600 seconds of arc, you can use this simple formula to convert:

The angle in seconds of arc is equal to the degrees multiplied by 3,600.

**For example,**here's how to convert 5 degrees to seconds of arc using the formula above.

### How Many Seconds Of Arc are in a Degree?

There are **3,600** seconds of arc in a degree, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1° = 3,600"

Degrees and seconds of arc are both units used to measure angle. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Degrees

A degree is a measure of angle equal to 1/360th of a revolution, or circle.^{[1]} The number 360 has 24 divisors, making it a fairly easy number to work with.
There are also 360 days in the Persian calendar year, and many theorize that early astronomers used 1 degree per day.

The degree is an SI accepted unit for angle for use with the metric system. A degree is sometimes also referred to as a degree of arc, arc degree, or arcdegree. Degrees can be abbreviated as *°*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *deg*. For example, 1 degree can be written as 1° or 1 deg.

Degrees can also be expressed using minutes and seconds as an alternative to using the decimal form. Minutes and seconds are expressed using the prime (′) and double-prime (″) characters, although a single-quote and double-quote are often used for convenience.

One minute is equal to 1/60th of a degree, and one second is equal to 1/60th of a minute.

Protractors are commonly used to measure angles in degrees. They are semi-circle or full-circle devices with degree markings allowing a user to measure an angle in degrees. Learn more about how to use a protractor or download a printable protractor.

## Seconds Of Arc

The second of arc is a unit of angle equal to 1/60th of one minute of arc or 1/3,600 of one degree.

A second of arc is sometimes also referred to as an arc second or arcsecond. Seconds of arc can be abbreviated as *arcsec*, and are also sometimes abbreviated as *asec*. For example, 1 second of arc can be written as 1 arcsec or 1 asec.

The second of arc is most commonly expressed using a double prime (″), though a double quote is often used as well. For example, 1 second of arc is most often written as 1″.

## Degree to Second Of Arc Conversion Table

Degrees | Seconds Of Arc |
---|---|

0.001° | 3.6" |

0.002° | 7.2" |

0.003° | 10.8" |

0.004° | 14.4" |

0.005° | 18" |

0.006° | 21.6" |

0.007° | 25.2" |

0.008° | 28.8" |

0.009° | 32.4" |

0.01° | 36" |

0.02° | 72" |

0.03° | 108" |

0.04° | 144" |

0.05° | 180" |

0.06° | 216" |

0.07° | 252" |

0.08° | 288" |

0.09° | 324" |

0.1° | 360" |

0.2° | 720" |

0.3° | 1,080" |

0.4° | 1,440" |

0.5° | 1,800" |

0.6° | 2,160" |

0.7° | 2,520" |

0.8° | 2,880" |

0.9° | 3,240" |

1° | 3,600" |

## References

- Collins Dictionary, Definition of 'degree', https://www.collinsdictionary.com/us/dictionary/english/degree