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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
- Oberon is one of the 27 known moons of the planet Uranus.
- 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.
- Oberon is also designated as Uranus IV.
- Oberon was discovered on January 11th, 1787 by German-born British astronomer William Herschel.
- Oberon was discovered on the same day that Uranus’s largest moon was discovered, Titania.
- The average orbit distance of Oberon is 362,570.09 miles.
- The total surface area of Oberon is 1,747,788.80 mi2.
- The total volume of Oberon is 443,588,798.76 mi3.
- Oberon completes an orbit around Uranus in about 13.46 days.
- Oberon is one of the five major moons of Uranus.
- Oberon is the second largest of the five major moons of Uranus.
- Oberon is the second largest moon out of all 27 known moons orbiting Uranus.
- Oberon is the ninth most massive moon in our Solar System.
- Oberon is the eighteenth farthest moon from Uranus out of all 27 known moons.
- The largest crater on Oberon is Hamlet with a diameter of 128 miles.
- The Mommur Chasma on Oberon has a length of 333 miles.
- The only close-up photos of Oberon were taken by Voyager 2 in 1986.
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