Yards to Micrometers Converter

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

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Result in Micrometers:

1 yd = 914,400 µm

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How to Convert Yards to Micrometers

To convert a measurement in yards to a measurement in micrometers, multiply the length by the following conversion ratio: 914,400 micrometers/yard.

Since one yard is equal to 914,400 micrometers, you can use this simple formula to convert:

micrometers = yards × 914,400

The length in micrometers is equal to the length in yards multiplied by 914,400.

For example, here's how to convert 5 yards to micrometers using the formula above.
micrometers = (5 yd × 914,400) = 4,572,000 µm

How Many Micrometers Are in a Yard?

There are 914,400 micrometers in a yard, which is why we use this value in the formula above.

1 yd = 914,400 µm

What Is a Yard?

The yard is a unit of length measurement equal to 3 feet or 36 inches. The international yard is legally defined to be equal to exactly 0.9144 meters.[1]

The yard is a US customary and imperial unit of length. Yards can be abbreviated as yd; for example, 1 yard can be written as 1 yd.

What Is a Micrometer?

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 millionths, or 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 a combination of 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.

Yard to Micrometer Conversion Table

Table showing various yard measurements converted to micrometers.
Yards Micrometers
0.00001 yd 9.144 µm
0.00002 yd 18.29 µm
0.00003 yd 27.43 µm
0.00004 yd 36.58 µm
0.00005 yd 45.72 µm
0.00006 yd 54.86 µm
0.00007 yd 64.01 µm
0.00008 yd 73.15 µm
0.00009 yd 82.3 µm
0.000001 yd 0.9144 µm
0.00001 yd 9.144 µm
0.0001 yd 91.44 µm
0.001 yd 914.4 µm
0.01 yd 9,144 µm
0.1 yd 91,440 µm
1 yd 914,400 µm

References

1. National Bureau of Standards, Refinement of Values for the Yard and the Pound, https://www.ngs.noaa.gov/PUBS_LIB/FedRegister/FRdoc59-5442.pdf