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Moons Trivia and Answers


  1. What is the name of the plain which became the first location on another celestial body to be visited by humans?
  2. Name the two natural satellites of Mars?
  3. What collective name is given to the four largest moons of Jupiter?
  4. Which of Jupiter's moons is the largest moon in the Solar System?
  5. Named after characters from Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream, what are the two largest moons of Uranus?

  6. Can you name the largest moon of Neptune? It is the only large moon that has an orbit which rotates opposite to its planet.
  7. Not discovered until 1978, name the largest satellite of the dwarf planet Pluto?
  8. Why do Mercury and Venus have no moons?
  9. Which of Saturn's moons is larger than the planet Mercury?
  10. As of 2024, which planet has 146 moons with confirmed orbits, the most of any planet in the solar system?
  11. Which planet's moons include Io and Europa?
  12. Usually in October, what full moon follows the harvest moon?


  1. Mare Tranquillitatis, or the Sea of Tranquility
  2. Phobos (the largest) and Deimos
  3. The Galilean moons
  4. Ganymede
  5. Titania and Oberon
  6. Triton
  7. Charon
  8. Because of their close proximity to the Sun (the gravitational pull of the Sun would make it difficult for any moons to remain in orbit)
  9. Titan
  10. Saturn
  11. Jupiter
  12. Hunter's moon