light minute

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Noun1.light minute - the distance light travels in a vacuum in one minute; approximately 18 million kilometers
astronomy unit - a linear unit used for astronomical distances
light year, light-year - the distance that light travels in a vacuum in 1 year; 5.88 trillion miles or 9.46 trillion kilometers
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If the quasar fluctuates in just one minute, it can't be much larger than a light-minute (18 million kilometers) across.
During the last week of May, Mercury is about 9 light-minutes from Earth (105 million miles), Venus is farther at 14 light-minutes (150 million miles), and Jupiter is 51 light-minutes from us (565 million miles).
Either way, large-scale wind generation is the playground for fools and does not enter the equation - enlightenment lies approximately eight light-minutes away.
Both asteroids are between 10 and 14 light-minutes from Earth this season.