• 1,600,000 miles — SB 5.22.13plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.22.13

    Mercury is described to be similar to Venus, in that it moves sometimes behind the sun, sometimes in front of the sun and sometimes along with it. It is 1,600,000 miles above Venus, or 7,200,000 miles above earth. Mercury, which is the son of the moon, is almost always very auspicious for the inhabitants of the universe, but when it does not move along with the sun, it forbodes cyclones, dust, irregular rainfall, and waterless clouds. In this way it creates fearful conditions due to inadequate or excessive rainfall.
  • 200,000 yojanas (1,600,000 miles) — SB 5.22.12plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.22.12

    Some 1,600,000 miles above this group of stars is the planet Venus, which moves at almost exactly the same pace as the sun according to swift, slow and moderate movements. Sometimes Venus moves behind the sun, sometimes in front of the sun and sometimes along with it. Venus nullifies the influence of planets that are obstacles to rainfall. Consequently its presence causes rainfall, and it is therefore considered very favorable for all living beings within this universe. This has been accepted by learned scholars.
  • 200,000 yojanasSB 5.22.11plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.22.11

    There are many stars located 200,000 yojanas [1,600,000 miles] above the moon. By the supreme will of the Supreme Personality of Godhead, they are fixed to the wheel of time, and thus they rotate with Mount Sumeru on their right, their motion being different from that of the sun. There are twenty-eight important stars, headed by Abhijit.


  • by a measurement of 100,000 yojanasSB 5.22.8plugin-autotooltip__small plugin-autotooltip_bigŚrīmad Bhāgavatam 5.22.8

    Above the rays of the sunshine by a distance of 100,000 yojanas [800,000 miles] is the moon, which travels at a speed faster than that of the sun. In two lunar fortnights the moon travels through the equivalent of a saṁvatsara of the sun, in two and a quarter days it passes through a month of the sun, and in one day it passes through a fortnight of the sun.