# The Incredible Distance Light Travels in a Year

Light travels at a speed of 300,000,000 meters per second and there are approximately 32,000,000 seconds in a year. To calculate the distance light travels in one year, we need to multiply the speed of light by the number of seconds in a year.

## Calculating the Distance Light Travels in One Year

It is given that the speed of light is 300,000,000 meters per second and there are 32,000,000 seconds in a year. We can use the formula:

**Speed = Distance / Time**

Substitute the values into the formula:

Speed of light = 300,000,000 m/s

Time = 32,000,000 s

Distance = Speed x Time

Distance = 300,000,000 x 32,000,000

Distance = 9.6 x 10^15 meters

Since 1 light year is approximately equal to 9.46 x 10^15 meters, we can calculate the distance in light years:

1 meter = 1 / 9.46 x 10^15 light years

9.6 x 10^15 meters = 9.6 x 10^15 / 9.46 x 10^15 light years

Therefore, the distance covered by light in one year is approximately 1.01 light years.