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A minute is a customary unit of time. It is equal to 60 seconds. There are 60 minutes in an hour. Unlike the second, the minute is not an SI unit.

A minute is also 160 of a degree. In this context, a minute is also called an arcminute, and is written with the [math]'[/math] symbol.[1][2]

For example, the Sun and Moon both have angular diameters of about 30 arcminutes—when seen from Earth.[3]

Related pages


  1. "List of Geometry and Trigonometry Symbols" (in en-US). 2020-04-17. 
  2. Weisstein, Eric W.. "Arc Minute" (in en). 
  3. "Arcminute | COSMOS".