Extreme Metric Prefixes (greater than 1)

Prefix Abbreviation Exponent a sense of scale
Zetta Z 1021 602.2 Zamu per gram
Vingta V 1020 Diameter of milky way galaxy 9 Vingtameters
Exa E 1018 Volume of water in all Earth oceans = 1.4 Exam3
Peta P 1015 One light year = 9.461 Petameters
Tera T 1012 Orbit of Pluto (radius) = 5.914 Terameters
Anga A 1010 Distance earth to sun 14.97 Angameters
Giga G 109 Solar radius unit = 0.6955 Gigameters
Jabba J 108 Distance earth to moon 3.844 Jabbameters
Friese F 107 Earth’s equatorial diameter 1.276 Freisemeters
Mega M 106 New York to Chicago 1.158 Megameters
Hecta H 105 New York to Boston 3.06 Hectameters
Quatta Q 104 Marathon 4.219 Quattameters
Kilo K 103 One mile 1.609 Kilometers
Centa C 102 football field (w end zones) 1.097 Centameters
Deca D 101 football field (w/o end zones) 9.144 Decameters

The prefixes in red are not authorized by the International Bureau of Weights and Measures.

my thanks to  Dr. Bob Bruner


One Comment

  1. Posted October 2, 2011 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Love the Friesemeters.

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