# Convert Meters to Micrometers

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

**Results in Micrometers:**

## How to Convert Meters to Micrometers

To convert a meter measurement to a micrometer measurement, multiply the length by the conversion ratio. One meter is equal to 1,000,000 micrometers, so use this simple formula to convert:

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.

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 travelled by light in vacuum during a time interval with duration of ^{1}/_{299,792,458} of a second,
according the most recent 2019 definition.^{[1]} 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.

If you need a ruler you can also download and print our free printable rulers, which include both imperial and metric measurements.

## Meter to Micrometer Conversion Table

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

- International Bureau of Weights and Measures, The International System of Units, 9th Edition, 2019, https://www.bipm.org/utils/common/pdf/si-brochure/SI-Brochure-9.pdf