Uranus Moons: Overview

The Literary Moons

Uranus has 28 known moons, including five major moons: Miranda, Ariel, Umbriel, Titania, and Oberon.

The moons are sometimes called the "literary moons" because they are named for Shakespearean characters, along with a couple of the moons being named for characters from the works of Alexander Pope.

The most recently discovered moon was first spotted in November 2023. It's currently designated at S/2023 U1, and will eventually be named for a literary character like the other moons of Uranus.

Featured Moons

Uranus moon Miranda is shown in a computer-assembled mosaic of images obtained Jan. 24, 1986, by NASA Voyager 2 spacecraft. Miranda is the innermost and smallest of the five major Uranian satellites,


Umbriel, a moon of Uranus, is


Voyager 2 image of Titania


This Voyager 2 picture of Oberon is the best the spacecraft acquired of Uranus' second-largest moon.


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