Convert Speed Of Light to Meters Per Second

Enter the speed in speed of light below to get the value converted to meters per second.

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1 c = 299,792,458 m/s

How to Convert Speed Of Light to Meters Per Second

Speedometers are used in vehicles to measure speed

To convert a speed of light measurement to a meter per second measurement, multiply the speed by the conversion ratio. One speed of light is equal to 299,792,458 meters per second, so use this simple formula to convert:

meters per second = speed of light × 299,792,458

The speed in meters per second is equal to the speed of light multiplied by 299,792,458.

For example, here's how to convert 5 speed of light to meters per second using the formula above.
5 c = (5 × 299,792,458) = 1,498,962,290 m/s

Speed of light and meters per second are both units used to measure speed. Keep reading to learn more about each unit of measure.

Speed Of Light

The speed of light is equal to exactly 299,792,458 meters per second, or 670,616,629 miles per hour.

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

Meters Per Second

Meters per second are a measurement of speed expressing the distance travelled in meters in one second.

The meter per second, or metre per second, is the SI derived unit for speed in the metric system. Meters per second can be abbreviated as m/s, and are also sometimes abbreviated as m/sec. For example, 1 meter per second can be written as 1 m/s or 1 m/sec.

Meters per second can be expressed using the formula:
vm/s = dmtsec

The velocity in meters per second is equal to the distance in meters divided by time in seconds.

Speed Of Light Measurements and Equivalent Meter Per Second Conversions

Common speed of light values converted to the equivalent meter per second value
Speed Of Light Meters Per Second
1 c 299,792,458 m/s
2 c 599,584,916 m/s
3 c 899,377,374 m/s
4 c 1,199,169,832 m/s
5 c 1,498,962,290 m/s
6 c 1,798,754,748 m/s
7 c 2,098,547,206 m/s
8 c 2,398,339,664 m/s
9 c 2,698,132,122 m/s
10 c 2,997,924,580 m/s
11 c 3,297,717,038 m/s
12 c 3,597,509,496 m/s
13 c 3,897,301,954 m/s
14 c 4,197,094,412 m/s
15 c 4,496,886,870 m/s
16 c 4,796,679,328 m/s
17 c 5,096,471,786 m/s
18 c 5,396,264,244 m/s
19 c 5,696,056,702 m/s
20 c 5,995,849,160 m/s
21 c 6,295,641,618 m/s
22 c 6,595,434,076 m/s
23 c 6,895,226,534 m/s
24 c 7,195,018,992 m/s
25 c 7,494,811,450 m/s
26 c 7,794,603,908 m/s
27 c 8,094,396,366 m/s
28 c 8,394,188,824 m/s
29 c 8,693,981,282 m/s
30 c 8,993,773,740 m/s
31 c 9,293,566,198 m/s
32 c 9,593,358,656 m/s
33 c 9,893,151,114 m/s
34 c 10,192,943,572 m/s
35 c 10,492,736,030 m/s
36 c 10,792,528,488 m/s
37 c 11,092,320,946 m/s
38 c 11,392,113,404 m/s
39 c 11,691,905,862 m/s
40 c 11,991,698,320 m/s

More Speed Of Light Speed Conversions

Convert to Knots
1 c is equal to 582,749,918.4 knots
Convert to Mach
1 c is equal to Mach 874,030.5
Convert to Speed Of Sound
1 c is equal to 874,030.5 speed of sound
Convert to Miles Per Hour
1 c is equal to 670,616,629.4 miles per hour
Convert to Feet Per Second
1 c is equal to 983,571,056.4 feet per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Second
1 c is equal to 299,792.5 kilometers per second
Convert to Kilometers Per Hour
1 c is equal to 1,079,252,848.8 kilometers per hour
Convert to Centimeters Per Second
1 c is equal to 29,979,245,800 centimeters per second