Planets, Distance From The Sun

Planet

Distance in Miles

Neptune

..2,745,998,000 miles

Uranus

..1,822,360,000 "

Saturn

.. 872,132,000 "

Jupiter

.. 480,000,000 "

Mars

.. 145,000,000 "

Earth........................................

... 92,000,000 "

Venus

.. 68,000,000 "

Mercury

.. 37,000,000 "

Earth's Moon distant from the earth

240,000 "

The enormous distance from us of the fixed stars, which are supposed to be suns for other planets, are beyond conception. One of these Sirius (the Dog Star), is supposed to be twenty trillion miles away.

The Size Of Planets And Number Of Moons.

Planet

Number of Moons It Has

Diameter in Miles

Sun...............

............882,000 miles

Jupiter.........

4 Moons

........... 91,000 "

Saturn

8 Moons

.......... 71,903 "

Neptune

1 Moons

,.......... 38,000 "

Uranus

6 Moons

.......... 34,331 "

Venus

........... 7,621 "

Mars

2 Moons

.......... 4,222 "

Mercury

............. 2,984 "

Earth..........

..........1 Moon.............

........... 8,000 "

Earth's Moon....

........... 2,162 "

The Velocity Of Speed Of Planets

The velocity of speed with which the various planets move through space as they move around the sun is shown in the following:

Planet Miles in One Hour

Mercury.....................................................110,725 mile

Venus.................................................. 80,000 "

Earth................................................ 68,000 "

Jupiter................................................... 30,000 "

Saturn................................................ 22,309 "

Uranus................................................ 15,000 "

Neptune.................,........................... 12,000 "

Light moves at the rate of 192,000 miles a second, and yet passing with that velocity it would take three years and nine months to reach Alpha, the nearest star, which is nineteen trillions of miles away.

Time In Which Various Planets Revolve Around The Sun

The following is the time of revolution of the various planets around the sun:

Neptune.............................................164 1/2 years

Uranus.................................................. 84 "

Saturn............................................... 29 1/2 "

Jupiter................................................ 12 "

Mar.;...........................................1 year 10 1/2 months

Earth................................................ 1 year

Venus................................................224 2/3 days

Mercury............................................. 88

The Length Of Days Of The Planets

The length of days of the various planets is indicated by the following table, which shows the length of time required for revolution on its axis:

Planet Time of Daily Revolution

Mars..............................24 hours, 39 minutes, 2 1/2 seconds

Mercury............................24 " 5 " 28 "

Earth.............................24 "

Venus............................23 " 21 " 7 "

Saturn............................10 " 30 "

Jupiter.............................. 9 " 56 "

Uranus............................7 " 5 "

The sun revolves upon its own axis at the rate of 4,564 miles per hour, and yet it requires 25 1/4 days to complete one entire revolution.