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Convert Knots to Meters Per Second

Convert from knots to meters per second with this simple formula:
meters per second = knots × 0.514444
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1 Knot = 0.514444 Meters Per Second

Learn How to Convert Knots to Meters Per Second Using our Conversion Formula

Converting a knot speed measurement to a meter per second measurement involves multiplying your speed by the conversion ratio to find the result. A knot is equal to 0.514444 meters per second, so to convert simply multiply by 0.514444.

For example, 5kn = (5 × 0.514444) = 2.572222m/sec.

Knots and meters per second are both units used to measure speed. Learn more about speed and find more speed measurement conversion calculators. A knot is an imperial measurement and can be abbreviated as kn, for example 1kn. A meter per second is a metric measurement and can be abbreviated as m/sec, for example 1m/sec. Learn more about the metric system, including the common unit prefixes and how to convert between metric units.

knots and meters per second are units used to measure speed
Convert Meters Per Second to Knots

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Convert to Mach Speed
1kn is equal to 0.0015 mach
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1kn is equal to 0.0015 speed of sound
Convert to Miles Per Hour Speed
1kn is equal to 1.150779 miles per hour
Convert to Feet Per Second Speed
1kn is equal to 1.68781 feet per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Second Speed
1kn is equal to 0.000514 kilometers per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Hour Speed
1kn is equal to 1.852 kilometers per hour
Convert to Centimeters Per Second Speed
1kn is equal to 51.444444 centimeters per second

Knot Measurements and Equivalent Meter Per Second Conversions

Common knot values converted to the equivalent meter per second value
Knots Meters Per Second Knots Meters Per Second Knots Meters Per Second
1 0.514444 21 10.8 41 21.09
2 1.0289 22 11.32 42 21.61
3 1.5433 23 11.83 43 22.12
4 2.0578 24 12.35 44 22.64
5 2.5722 25 12.86 45 23.15
6 3.0867 26 13.38 46 23.66
7 3.6011 27 13.89 47 24.18
8 4.1156 28 14.4 48 24.69
9 4.63 29 14.92 49 25.21
10 5.1444 30 15.43 50 25.72
11 5.6589 31 15.95 51 26.24
12 6.1733 32 16.46 52 26.75
13 6.6878 33 16.98 53 27.27
14 7.2022 34 17.49 54 27.78
15 7.7167 35 18.01 55 28.29
16 8.2311 36 18.52 56 28.81
17 8.7456 37 19.03 57 29.32
18 9.26 38 19.55 58 29.84
19 9.7744 39 20.06 59 30.35
20 10.29 40 20.58 60 30.87