# Minute To Sextant Converter

(min to sx converter)

## Convert Minute to Sextant

 From: Minute To: Sextant

## Easily Convert Minutes to Sextants with Our Min to Sx Tool

(Last Updated On: 2024-04-02)

Discover the precision of navigation with our Min to Sx converter. This innovative tool seamlessly transforms time into angles, essential for accurate celestial navigation. Ignite your curiosity and explore the functionality of this Minute to Sextant Converter developed by Newtum.

### What are Minute and Sextant

Definition of Minute

A minute is a unit of time equal to 1/60th of an hour or 60 seconds. In the context of angular measurement, a minute is 1/60th of a degree. This small angle measurement is critical in various fields, including astronomy, where it helps in pinpointing celestial objects with greater precision.

Definition of Sextant

A sextant is a navigational instrument traditionally used to measure the angle between two visible objects. Its primary use is in celestial navigation to determine latitude and longitude at sea. The sextant operates by measuring the angle of celestial bodies above the horizon, allowing sailors to navigate effectively.

### Minute to Sextant Conversion Table

Minute Sextant (1/6 Circle)
1 min 0.002778 sx
5 min 0.013889 sx
10 min 0.027778 sx
15 min 0.041667 sx
30 min 0.083333 sx
45 min 0.125000 sx
60 min 0.166667 sx
120 min 0.333333 sx
180 min 0.500000 sx
240 min 0.666667 sx

#### Conversion of Minute to Sextant

1 min = 0.002778 sx
1 sx = 360 min

Example 1:
convert 30 min to sx:
30 min = 30 × 0.002778 sx = 0.083333 sx

Example 2:
convert 120 min to sx:
120 min = 120 × 0.002778 sx = 0.333333 sx

### History of Minute and Sextant

The Minute to Sextant Converter is rooted in the age-old practice of celestial navigation. This tool reflects the evolution of measuring time and angles, from early maritime explorations to modern-day applications. It stands as a testament to human ingenuity in harnessing the natural world for navigation.

### How to use Minute to Sextant Converter

• Select the 'Minute to Sextant' conversion tool on the Newtum website.
• Enter the value in minutes you wish to convert.
• Click the 'convert' button to see the result in sextants.
• Review the converted value displayed on the screen.

### Real Life Applications of Minute to Sextant

Understanding the practicality of the Min to Sx converter can lead to a deeper appreciation of its modern applications in navigation and astronomy.

• Maritime navigation for calculating latitude and longitude at sea.
• Astronomy for precise measurements of celestial bodies' positions in the sky.

### Solved Examples min to sx

Example 1: To convert 15 minutes to a sextant reading: 15 min × 0.002778 = 0.041667 sx.

Example 2: To convert 90 minutes to a sextant reading: 90 min × 0.002778 = 0.250000 sx.

## FAQs about Minute to Sextant Converter

Q1: What is a Minute to Sextant Converter? A1: It's a tool that converts time measured in minutes to angles measured in sextants.

Q2: Why is the Min to Sx conversion important? A2: It's crucial for accurate navigation and astronomical measurements.

Q3: How precise is the Minute to Sextant Converter? A3: It provides precise conversions essential for navigation accuracy.