Convert Knots to Speed Of Sound

Enter the speed in knots below to get the value converted to speed of sound.

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1 kn = 0.0015 sound

How to Convert Knots to Speed Of Sound

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a knot measurement to a speed of sound measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One knot is equal to 0.0015 speed of sound, so use this simple formula to convert:

speed of sound = knots × 0.0015

The speed in speed of sound is equal to the knots multiplied by 0.0015.

For example, here's how to convert 5 knots to speed of sound using the formula above.
5 kn = (5 × 0.0015) = 0.007499 sound

Knots and speed of sound are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Knots

One knot is equal to a speed of one nautical mile per hour, or one minute of latitude per hour.

Knots can be abbreviated as kn, and are also sometimes abbreviated as kt. For example, 1 knot can be written as 1 kn or 1 kt.

Speed Of Sound

The speed of sound is the distance a sound wave travels through an elastic medium. The speed of sound through air at 20 °C is equal to 343 meters per second, or roughly 767 miles per hour.

Speed of sound can be abbreviated as sound, for example 1 speed of sound can be written as 1 sound.

Knot Measurements and Equivalent Speed Of Sound Conversions

Common knot values converted to the equivalent speed of sound value
Knots Speed Of Sound
1 kn 0.0015 sound
2 kn 0.003 sound
3 kn 0.0045 sound
4 kn 0.005999 sound
5 kn 0.007499 sound
6 kn 0.008999 sound
7 kn 0.010499 sound
8 kn 0.011999 sound
9 kn 0.013499 sound
10 kn 0.014998 sound
11 kn 0.016498 sound
12 kn 0.017998 sound
13 kn 0.019498 sound
14 kn 0.020998 sound
15 kn 0.022498 sound
16 kn 0.023997 sound
17 kn 0.025497 sound
18 kn 0.026997 sound
19 kn 0.028497 sound
20 kn 0.029997 sound
21 kn 0.031497 sound
22 kn 0.032996 sound
23 kn 0.034496 sound
24 kn 0.035996 sound
25 kn 0.037496 sound
26 kn 0.038996 sound
27 kn 0.040496 sound
28 kn 0.041995 sound
29 kn 0.043495 sound
30 kn 0.044995 sound
31 kn 0.046495 sound
32 kn 0.047995 sound
33 kn 0.049495 sound
34 kn 0.050994 sound
35 kn 0.052494 sound
36 kn 0.053994 sound
37 kn 0.055494 sound
38 kn 0.056994 sound
39 kn 0.058494 sound
40 kn 0.059994 sound

More Knot Speed Conversions

Convert to Mach Number
1 kn is equal to Mach 0.0015
Convert to Speed Of Light
1 kn is equal to 1.716E-9 speed of light
Convert to Miles Per Hour
1 kn is equal to 1.150779 miles per hour
Convert to Feet Per Second
1 kn is equal to 1.68781 feet per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Second
1 kn is equal to 0.000514 kilometers per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Hour
1 kn is equal to 1.852 kilometers per hour
Convert to Meters Per Second
1 kn is equal to 0.514444 meters per second
Convert to Centimeters Per Second
1 kn is equal to 51.444444 centimeters per second