## How many K are in a nautical mile?

## How many K are in a nautical mile?

How many Kilometers equal one Nautical Mile? Exactly 1.852 kilometers equal one nautical mile, which could be written as 1.852 km = 1M using the standardized international symbols, or 1.852 km = 1 nm (or nmi) using other commonly employed symbol conventions.

## How do you calculate 1 nautical mile?

A nautical mile is based on the circumference of planet Earth. If you were to cut the Earth in half at the equator, you could pick up one of the halves and look at the equator as a circle. You then divide that circle into 360 degrees, and a degree into 60 minutes. A minute of arc on planet Earth is 1 nautical mile.

**How many kilometers are in a NM?**

Kilometer to Nanometer Conversion Table

Kilometers | Nanometers |
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0.001 km | 1,000,000,000 nm |

0.01 km | 10,000,000,000 nm |

0.1 km | 100,000,000,000 nm |

1 km | 1,000,000,000,000 nm |

**Why is there nautical miles?**

(Its length has varied considerably at different periods and in different localities; the legal mile is now 1,760 yards, or 5,280 feet.) Such a linear measurement cannot be used at sea, so the nautical mile is based on the length of one minute of arc (or 1/60 of a degree) of a great circle of Earth.

### Why is speed called knots?

The term knot dates from the 17th Century, when sailors measured the speed of their ship by the use of a device called a “common log.” This device was a coil of rope with uniformly spaced knots tied in it, attached to a piece of wood shaped like a slice of pie.

### How much is a nautical?

Historically, it was defined as the meridian arc length corresponding to one minute (160 of a degree) of latitude. Today the international nautical mile is defined as exactly 1,852 metres (6,076 ft; 1.151 mi)….

Nautical mile | |
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1 M, NM, or nmi in … | … is equal to … |

metre | 1,852 |

foot | ≈6,076 |

statute mile | ≈1.151 |

**How do you convert Kelvin to NM?**

It’s called Wien’s law. Wavelength (nanometers) = 3,000,000 / Col temp (Kelvin).