# Second To Sextant Converter

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## Convert Second to Sextant

 From: Second To: Sextant

## Effortless Unit Conversion: From Seconds to Sextants

(Last Updated On: 2024-04-01)

Embark on a navigational journey with our Second to Sextant Converter, crafted by Newtum. Discover precision in conversion and satisfy your curiosity about celestial measurements.

### What are Second and Sextant

Definition of Second

A 'second' is a unit of time, historically defined as 1/86,400 of a mean solar day. It has since been redefined based on the properties of cesium atoms, where one second is the duration of 9,192,631,770 periods of radiation corresponding to the transition between two energy levels of the ground state of the cesium-133 atom.

Definition of Sextant

A 'sextant' is an instrument used to measure angles, typically in navigation to determine latitude and longitude. Its name derives from the Latin word 'sextans', meaning 'one sixth', as its arc spans 60 degrees, a sixth of a full circle. Historically, the sextant has been invaluable in celestial navigation, allowing mariners to observe the angular distance between horizon and celestial bodies.

### Second to Sextant Conversion Table

Second (s) Sextant
1 s 0.000277778 sextant
10 s 0.00277778 sextant
30 s 0.00833333 sextant
60 s 0.0166667 sextant
120 s 0.0333333 sextant
300 s 0.0833333 sextant
600 s 0.166667 sextant
900 s 0.25 sextant
1800 s 0.5 sextant
3600 s 1 sextant

#### Conversion of Second to Sextant

1 s = 0.000277778 sextant
1 sextant = 3600 s

Example 1:
convert 120 s to sextant:
120 s = 120 Ã— 0.000277778 sextant = 0.0333333 sextant

Example 2:
convert 1800 s to sextant:
1800 s = 1800 Ã— 0.000277778 sextant = 0.5 sextant

### History of Second and Sextant

A brief history of the Second to Sextant Converter traces back to the evolution of timekeeping and navigation. This tool symbolizes the bridge between ancient celestial navigation techniques and modern computational methods, providing a digital solution to convert units of time into angular measurements used in navigation.

### How to use Second to Sextant Converter

• Enter the value in seconds you wish to convert.
• Click on the 'Convert' button to initiate the conversion process.
• View the result presented in sextants, ready for application in navigation or study.
• Use the 'Reset' button to clear the field and perform new conversions.

### Real Life Applications of Second to Sextant

Discover the practicality of the Second to Sextant Converter and its applications in the realms of navigation and astronomy.

• Navigation: Mariners use the converter for determining precise locations while at sea.
• Astronomy: Astronomers apply the converter to calculate angles for celestial observation.

### Solved Examples s to ''

Example 1:
Convert 300 seconds to sextants:
300 s = 300 Ã— 0.000277778 = 0.0833333 sextants.

Example 2:
Convert 7200 seconds to sextants:
7200 s = 7200 Ã— 0.000277778 = 2 sextants.

### Frequently Asked Questions

What is a Second to Sextant Converter?
It's a digital tool for converting time (in seconds) to angular measurements (in sextants).
How precise is the conversion?
It relies on the predefined mathematical relationship between seconds and sextants for accurate conversion.
Can I convert sextants back to seconds?
Yes, the converter can also perform the reverse calculation.