 Convert Feet (ft) to Parsecs (pc) | ft in pc
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# Let's convert Feet (ft) to Parsecs (pc)

This quick and easy calculator will convert Feet (ft) to Parsecs (pc) and show formula, brief history on the units and quick maths for the conversion.

## Quick Reference for Converting Feet to Parsecs

Formula
pc = ft / 1.0117257217848E+17
Quick Rough Maths
To get the Parsecs, divide the number of Feet by 101172.6 trillion
Feet (ft) in 1 Parsec
There are 1.0117257217848E+17 Feet in 1 Parsec
Parsecs (pc) in 1 Foot
There are 0 Parsecs in 1 Foot

## Unit Information

Foot
/fʊt/
Symbol: ft
Unit System: Imperial

### What is the Foot?

The foot is a unit of length in the imperial unit system and uses the symbol ft.

One foot is exactly equal to 12 inches. It is also exactly equal to 0.3048m. One yard is comprised of three feet.

The foot is just behind the metre in terms of widespread use due to its previous popularity. The US is the only developed country that still uses the foot in preference to the metre.

The UK still uses feet to express human height more than metres.

Parsec
/ˈpɑːsɛk/
Symbol: pc
Unit System: Astronomical System of Units

### What is the Parsec?

The parsec is a unit of length and is used in the Astronomical system of units. It is denoted by the symbol pc.

It is equal to 3.26156 ly (light years) which is approximately 31 trillion kilometres (19 trillion miles). It's used to measure huge distances to objects and planets outside of our Solar System.

It was first brought into use by Herbert Hall Turner (a British Astronomer) in 1913 and was invented to use in calculations of astronomical distances to make it easier in calculations using raw data.