A Picture of the moon Oberon

Oberon Moon Facts

  • Moon Name: Oberon
  • Designation: Uranus IV
  • Date Discovered: January 11th, 1787
  • Discovered by: William Herschel
  • Average Orbit of Uranus: 362,570.09 mi
  • Total Volume: 443,588,798.76 mi3
  • Surface Area: 1,747,788.80 mi2

17 Oberon Moon Facts for Kids

  1. Oberon is one of the 27 known moons of the planet Uranus.
  2. Oberon is named after a character in Shakespeare's A Midsummer Night's Dream. Oberon was the mythical king of the fairies in this Shakespeare comedy.
  3. Oberon is also designated as Uranus IV.
  4. Oberon was discovered on January 11th, 1787 by German-born British astronomer William Herschel.
  5. Oberon was discovered on the same day that Uranus’s largest moon was discovered, Titania.
  6. The average orbit distance of Oberon is 362,570.09 miles.
  7. The total surface area of Oberon is 1,747,788.80 mi2.
  8. The total volume of Oberon is 443,588,798.76 mi3.
  9. Oberon completes an orbit around Uranus in about 13.46 days.
  10. Oberon is one of the five major moons of Uranus.
  11. Oberon is the second largest of the five major moons of Uranus.
  12. Oberon is the second largest moon out of all 27 known moons orbiting Uranus.
  13. Oberon is the ninth most massive moon in our Solar System.
  14. Oberon is the eighteenth farthest moon from Uranus out of all 27 known moons.
  15. The largest crater on Oberon is Hamlet with a diameter of 128 miles.
  16. The Mommur Chasma on Oberon has a length of 333 miles.
  17. The only close-up photos of Oberon were taken by Voyager 2 in 1986.

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