unit of time

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 symbol.[1][2]

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

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  1. "List of Geometry and Trigonometry Symbols". Math Vault. 2020-04-17. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  2. Weisstein, Eric W. "Arc Minute". mathworld.wolfram.com. Retrieved 2020-09-24.
  3. "Arcminute | COSMOS". astronomy.swin.edu.au. Retrieved 2020-09-24.