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Is there a talmudic source about the distance of the moon from earth?

08.08.16

Question

Is there a talmudic source about the distance of the moon from earth?

Answer

There is neither a Talmudic nor kabbalistic source but Maimonides commentaries discuss it and they say the distance is 30 times the earth's diameter which is scientifically correct. (See the books Techunot Shamayim, Nava Kodesh) 

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