logo

Video encyclopedia

Moon of Uranus

2:54

Uranus Moons

9:18

Top 10 AMAZING Facts About URANUS

12:22

Flat Earth: Moons of Uranus

9:30

Uranus aspect Moon in Astrology

1:45

Uranus & Its Moons

Uranus is the seventh planet of the Solar System; it has 27 known moons, all of which are named after characters from the works of William Shakespeare and Alexander Pope. Uranus's moons are divided into three groups: thirteen inner moons, five major moons, and nine irregular moons. The inner moons are small dark bodies that share common properties and origins with Uranus's rings. The five major moons are massive enough to have reached hydrostatic equilibrium, and four of them show signs of internally driven processes such as canyon formation and volcanism on their surfaces. The largest of these five, Titania, is 1,578 km in diameter and the eighth-largest moon in the Solar System, and about one-twentieth the mass the Earth's Moon. The orbits of the regular moons are nearly coplanar with Uranus's equator, which is tilted 97.77° to its orbit. Uranus's irregular moons have elliptical and strongly inclined orbits at large distances from the planet.
Explore contextually related video stories in a new eye-catching way. Try Combster now!
  • Discovery 

  • Names 

  • Characteristics and groups 

  • List