Arcminutes To Circles Conversion

arcmin

1 arcmin = 0.000046296296296296294 circle

Want to convert from circles to arcminutes instead?

Disclaimer: We've spent hundreds of hours building and testing our calculators and conversion tools. However, we cannot be held liable for any damages or losses (monetary or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with their use. Full disclaimer.

How to convert arcminutes to circles (arcmin to circle)

Converting an angle from arcminutes to circles involves understanding the relationship between these two units of angular measurement. The equation for converting from minutes to circles is: circle = arcmin ÷ 21600. Here are the steps to convert arcminutes to circles.

Step-by-step: converting from minutes to circles

Step 1: Understand the RelationshipOne circle is equivalent to 360 degrees or 21,600 arcminutes. Therefore, 1 circle = 21,600 arcminutes.Step 2: Set Up the Conversion EquationLet x represent the number of arcminutes you want to convert to circles. To convert arcminutes to circles, divide the number of arcminutes (x) by 21,600.Step 3: Perform the CalculationDivide the number of arcminutes (x) by 21,600 to obtain the equivalent value in circles.

Example Conversion

Let's take a look at an example. The step-by-step process to convert 10800 arcminutes to circles is:

  1. Understand the conversion formula: circle = arcmin ÷ 21600
  2. Substitute the required value. In this case we substitute 10800 for arcmin so the formula becomes: circle = 10800 ÷ 21600
  3. Calculate the result using the provided values. In our example the result is: 10800 ÷ 21600 = 0.5 circle

In summary, 10800 arcminutes is equal to 0.5 circles.


Converting circles to arcminutes

In order to convert the other way around i.e. circles to arcminutes, you would use the following formula: arcmin = circle × 21600. To convert circles to arcminutes first substitute the circle value into the above formula, and then execute the calculation. If we wanted to calculate 1 circle in arcminutes we follow these steps:

arcmin = circle × 21600

arcmin = 1 × 21600

arcmin = 21600

Or in other words, 1 circle is equal to 21600 arcminutes.


Conversion Unit Definitions

What is a Arcminute?

An arcminute (or minute) is a unit of angular measurement that is often used as a subdivision of a degree. One degree is equal to 60 minutes.
To better understand this definition, it's important to note that a circle is divided into 360 degrees. Each degree is further divided into 60 minutes. Therefore, one minute is equal to 1/60th of a degree or approximately 0.01745 degrees.
Minutes are commonly used in applications where angles need to be measured with a high degree of precision, such as astronomy, navigation, and surveying. They are particularly useful when measuring small angles, such as the apparent diameter of celestial bodies or the deviation of a building from a true vertical line.

What is a Circle?

A circle is not typically used as a unit of measure in the same way that units such as meters or seconds are used. However, there are some situations where the concept of a circle may be used as a unit of measure.
For example, when measuring angles, a circle is often divided into 360 degrees, with each degree being a unit of measure for the angle. Alternatively, a circle can be divided into radians, with each radian being a unit of measure for the angle.
In geometry, the area of a circle can be used as a unit of measure for the size of a two-dimensional object. The area of a circle is given by the formula A = πr^2, where r is the radius of the circle and π is a mathematical constant approximately equal to 3.14.

Arcminutes To Circles Conversion Table

Below is a lookup table showing common arcminutes to circles conversion values.

Arcminute (')Circle
10 arcmin0.000462962962962962962962962962963 circle
20 arcmin0.000925925925925925925925925925926 circle
30 arcmin0.00138888888888888888888888888889 circle
40 arcmin0.00185185185185185185185185185185 circle
50 arcmin0.00231481481481481481481481481481 circle
60 arcmin0.00277777777777777777777777777778 circle
70 arcmin0.00324074074074074074074074074074 circle
80 arcmin0.0037037037037037037037037037037 circle
90 arcmin0.00416666666666666666666666666667 circle
100 arcmin0.00462962962962962962962962962963 circle
250 arcmin0.0115740740740740740740740740741 circle
500 arcmin0.0231481481481481481481481481481 circle
1000 arcmin0.0462962962962962962962962962963 circle
2500 arcmin0.115740740740740740740740740741 circle
5000 arcmin0.231481481481481481481481481481 circle
7500 arcmin0.347222222222222222222222222222 circle
10000 arcmin0.462962962962962962962962962963 circle
25000 arcmin1.15740740740740740740740740741 circle
50000 arcmin2.31481481481481481481481481481 circle

Other Common Arcminute Conversions

Below is a table of common conversions from arcminutes to other angle units.

ConversionResult
1 arcminute in arcseconds60 arcsec