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Orders of magnitude (length)

Orders of magnitude (length)

Powers of 103
meters
equal to...
example
orders of magnitude
1 attometer
39 x 10-18 inches
--
1 am, 10 am, 100 am
1 femtometer
39 x 10-15 inches
--
1 fm, 10 fm, 100 fm
1 picometer
39 x 10-12 inches
1 ngstrm = 100 pm
1 pm, 10 pm, 100 pm
1 nanometer
39 x 10-9 inches
wavelengths of visible light
1 nm, 10 nm, 100 nm
1 micrometer
39 x 10-6 inches
--
1 m, 10 m, 100 m
1 millimeter
0.039 inches
inch = 25.4 mm
foot = 305 mm
yard = 914 mm
1 mm, 1 cm, 10 cm
1 meter
39 inches
--
1 m, 10 m, 100 m
1 kilometer
0.62 miles
mile = 1.6 km
1 km, 10 km, 100 km
1 000 km
621 miles
3 480 km - diameter of the Moon
13 000 km - diameter of Earth
40 000 km - circumference of Earth
106 m, 107 m, 108 m
1 million km
621 thousand miles
astronomical unit = 150 million km
109 m, 1010 m, 1011 m
109 km
621 million miles
--
1012 m, 1013 m, 1014 m
1012 km
621 x 109 miles
light year = 9.5 x 1015 m
parsec = 3.1 x 1016 m
1015 m , 1016 m , 1017 m
1015 km
621 x 1012 miles
--
1018 m , 1019 m , 1020 m
1018 km
621 x 1015 miles
--
1021 m , 1022 m , 1023 m
1021 km
621 x 1018 miles
--
1024 m , 1025 m , 1026 m

The pages linked in the right-hand column contain lists of lengths that are of the same order of magnitude (power of ten). Rows in the table represent increasing powers of a thousand (3 orders of magnitude).

Orders of magnitude of other quantities: time, area, volume, mass

See also SI, SI prefixes, SI base units, units, length, orders of magnitude



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