Titania Moon Facts for Kids

A Picture of the moon Titania
  • Moon Name: Titania
  • Designation: Uranus III
  • Date Discovered: January 11th, 1787
  • Discovered by: William Herschel
  • Average Orbit of Uranus: 271,104.25 mi
  • Total Volume: 493,409,857.61 mi3
  • Surface Area: 3,019,645.81 mi2

18 Titania Moon Facts for Kids

  1. Titania is one of the 27 known moons of the planet Uranus.
  2. Titania is named after a character in Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. Titania was the mythical queen of the fairies in this Shakespeare comedy.
  3. Titania is also designated as Uranus III.
  4. Titania was discovered on January 11th, 1787 by German-born British astronomer William Herschel.
  5. Titania was discovered on the same day that Uranus’s second largest moon was discovered, Oberon.
  6. The average orbit distance for Titania is 271,104.25 miles.
  7. The total surface area of Titania is 3,019,645.81 mi2.
  8. The total volume of Titania is 493,409,857.61 mi3.
  9. Titania completes an orbit around Uranus every 8.7 days.
  10. Titania is one of the five major moons of Uranus.
  11. Titania is the largest of the five major moons of Uranus.
  12. Titania is the second closet of the five major moons to the planet Uranus.
  13. Titania is the largest moon, both by mass and diameter, out of all 27 known moons orbiting Uranus.
  14. Titania is the seventeenth farthest moon from Uranus out of all 27 known moons.
  15. Titania is the eighth largest moon in our Solar System.
  16. The largest chasma on Titania is Messina Chasmata and has a diameter of 927 miles.
  17. The largest crater on Titania is Gertrude and has a diameter of 202 miles.
  18. The current images we have of Titania were taken by Voyager 2 in 1986.

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