When referring to the sun and moon in the Qur’an, emphasized that each moves in its orbit or an orbit respectively.
“It is He who created night and day, sun and moon. Each of them is circulating in an orbit.” (Surat al-Anbiyaa: 33).
It is also mentioned in another verse that the sun is not stationary, but move in certain orbits: “And the sun runs on-site circulation. Thus the decree of the Mighty, the Knowing.” (Surah Yasin: 38).
The facts presented in the Qur’an have been discovered through astronomical observations in our time. According to the calculations of astronomers, the sun is moving at incredible speeds that reached 720 thousand kilometers per hour toward the star Vega in a particular orbit called the Solar Apex.
This means that the sun travels roughly 17,280,000 kilometers a day. Together with the sun, all planets and satellites in the solar gravitational system is also running this distance. Furthermore, all the stars in the universe is in a similar planned motion.
As other comets in the universe, such as Halley’s comet is moving to follow the orbit or an orbit has been determined. This comet has a special path and move to follow this path in harmony with other celestial objects.
The entire universe is full of paths and orbits such as is stated in the Qur’an as follows: “By the sky that has the streets.” (Surah Adh-Dzaariyat: 7).
There are about 200 billion galaxies in the universe, each of which consists of nearly 200 stars. Most of these stars have planets and most of these planets have a moon. All these heavenly bodies move in orbits calculated with great accuracy.
Over millions of years each as ‘swimming’ along an orbit in perfect harmony and order along with the others. In addition a number of comets also move together along the path set for him.
All celestial bodies including planets, satellites that accompany the planets, stars and even galaxies, have their orbits or orbits respectively. All of these orbits have been determined based on the very thorough carefully. That building and maintaining perfect order is God, the creator of the worlds.
Orbits in the universe is not only owned by the celestial bodies. The galaxies also travel at enormous speeds in the orbits and planned. During this movement, none of these celestial bodies cuts across another, or collide with another. Even been observed that the number of galaxies passed each other without any of the parts touching each other.
It is certain that at that time revealed the Koran humans do not have today’s telescopes or advanced technology to observe the spacecraft millions of miles away. Nor is knowledge of modern physics or astronomy. Therefore when it is not possible to determine scientifically that space is “full of paths and orbits” as stated in the verse. However, this was openly declared to us in the Qur’an that was revealed at that time: because the Qur’an is the word of God.