# Meters to Micrometers Conversion

Enter the length in meters below to get the value converted to micrometers.

Results in Micrometers: 1 m = 1,000,000 µm

## How to Convert Meters to Micrometers

To convert a meter measurement to a micrometer measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio.

Since one meter is equal to 1,000,000 micrometers, you can use this simple formula to convert:

micrometers = meters × 1,000,000

The length in micrometers is equal to the meters multiplied by 1,000,000.

For example, here's how to convert 5 meters to micrometers using the formula above.
5 m = (5 × 1,000,000) = 5,000,000 µm

### How Many Micrometers Are in a Meter?

There are 1,000,000 micrometers in a meter, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 m = 1,000,000 µm

Meters and micrometers are both units used to measure length. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

## Meters

The meter is defined as the length of the path traveled by light in vacuum during a time interval with a duration of 1/299,792,458 of a second, according to the most recent 2019 definition. One meter is equal to 100 centimeters or 39.37 inches.

The meter, or metre, is the SI base unit for length in the metric system. Meters can be abbreviated as m; for example, 1 meter can be written as 1 m.

## Micrometers

One micrometer is equal to one-millionth (1/1,000,000) of a meter, which is defined as the distance light travels in a vacuum in a 1/299,792,458 second time interval.

The micrometer, or micrometre, is a multiple of the meter, which is the SI base unit for length. In the metric system, "micro" is the prefix for 10-6. A micrometer is sometimes also referred to as a micron. Micrometers can be abbreviated as µm; for example, 1 micrometer can be written as 1 µm.

To get an idea of the actual physical length of a micrometer, one human hair is 40-50 µm thick, demonstrating how small this unit of measure is.

We recommend using a ruler or tape measure for measuring length, which can be found at a local retailer or home center. Rulers are available in imperial, metric, or combination with both values, so make sure you get the correct type for your needs.

Need a ruler? Try our free downloadable and printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

## Meter to Micrometer Conversion Table

Meter measurements converted to micrometers
Meters Micrometers
0.000001 m 1 µm
0.000002 m 2 µm
0.000003 m 3 µm
0.000004 m 4 µm
0.000005 m 5 µm
0.000006 m 6 µm
0.000007 m 7 µm
0.000008 m 8 µm
0.000009 m 9 µm
0.0000001 m 0.1 µm
0.000001 m 1 µm
0.00001 m 10 µm
0.0001 m 100 µm
0.001 m 1,000 µm
0.01 m 10,000 µm
0.1 m 100,000 µm
1 m 1,000,000 µm

## References

1. International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/documents/20126/41483022/SI-Brochure-9-EN.pdf