SOLAR SYSTEM

MOONS OF SATURN

Planet Saturn has 83 moons. Titan, the largest moon, contains a thick atmosphere and represents 96% of the mass of all Saturnian moons. Titan can be viewed with binoculars.

Ocean moons

Titan, Enceladus, Dione, and Mimas are believed to harbor subsurface oceans.

Shepherd moons

Saturn's ring shepherd moons are Atlas (A Ring), Pan (Encke Gap), Daphnis (Keeler Gap), Pandora (F Ring), and Prometheus (F Ring).

Ring-maker moons

The following moons are the source material for a number of outer rings and ring arcs beyond the main F Ring.

Saturn moons by size

All moons are displayed by size from largest to smallest.

Orbital groups

Saturn moons can be classified into various groups whereby all moons in a group have similar orbits and often share a common origin.

  • Inner large group - 4 large moons that orbit inside of the E Ring

  • Alkyonides - 3 small moons that orbit between Mimas and Enceladus inside of the E Ring

  • Outer large group - 4 large moons that orbit outside of the E Ring

  • Gallic group - 4 small irregular outer moons

  • Inuit group - 8 small irregular outer moons

  • Norse group - 46 small irregular outer moons

Saturn moon A-Z list

Name Size* Distance** Group/Class Magnitude
Aegaeon 82 9
Aegir 36 62 Norse
Albiorix 17 32 Gallic
Anthe 81 12 Alkyonide
Atlas 16 4
Bebhionm 37 35 Gallic
Bergelmir 50 49 Norse
Bestla 31 57 Norse
Calypso 21 17 Trojan
Daphnis 30 3
Dione 4 18 inner large 10.4
Enceladus 6 14 inner large 11.7
Epimetheus 11 7 Co-orbital 15.7
Erriapus 26 37 Gallic
Farbauti 51 58 Norse
Fenrir 59 72 Norse
Fornjot 38 82 Norse
Greip 52 44 Norse
Hati 52 55 Norse
Helene 15 19 Trojan 18.5
Hyperion 8 23 outer large 14.2
Hyrrokkin 27 43 Norse
Iapetus 3 24 outer large 10.2 - 12
Ijiraq 25 27 Inuit
Janus 10 8 Co-orbital 14.5
Jarnsaxa 39 51 Norse
Kari 40 69 Norse
Kiviuq 23 26 Inuit
Loge 54 74 Norse
Methone 79 11 Alkyonide
Mimas 7 10 inner large 12.9
Mundilfari 32 45 Norse
Narvi 33 50
Paaliaq 19 29 Inuit
Pallene 58 13 Alkyonide
Pan 18 2
Pandora 13 6 16.5
Phoebe 9 28 Norse 16.5
Polydueces 80 20 Trojan
Prometheus 12 5 15.8
Rhea 2 21 outer large 9.7
Siarnaq 14 40 Inuit
Skathi 28 30 Norse
Skoll 55 38 Norse
Surtur 41 73 Norse
Suttungr 34 53 Norse
Tarqeq 35 39 Inuit
Tarvos 24 41 Gallic
Telesto 20 16 Trojan
Tethys 5 15 inner large 10.4
Thrymr 29 59 Norse
Titan 1 22 outer large 8.3
Ymir 22 75 Norse


* Size = 1 is the the largest
** Distance = 1 is the closest in orbit



Provisional moons

Name Size* Distance** Group/Class Magnitude
S/2004 S7 42 46 Norse
S/2004 S12 56 56 Norse
S/2004 S13 43 42 Norse
S/2004 S17 60 52 Norse
S/2004 S20 61 48
S/2004 S21 72 76 Norse
S/2004 S22 73 60 Norse
S/2004 S23 62 66 Norse
S/2004 S24 74 78
S/2004 S25 63 63 Norse
S/2004 S26 64 83 Norse
S/2004 S27 44 54 Norse
S/2004 S28 65 67 Norse
S/2004 S29 66 34 Inuit
S/2004 S30 75 61 Norse
S/2004 S31 67 36 Inuit
S/2004 S32 68 65 Norse
S/2004 S33 69 80
S/2004 S34 76 81 Norse
S/2004 S35 45 68 Norse
S/2004 S36 77 79 Norse
S/2004 S37 70 31 Norse
S/2004 S38 71 70 Norse
S/2004 S39 78 77 Norse
S/2006 S1 46 71 Norse
S/2006 S3 47 33 Norse
S/2007 S2 48 47 Norse
S/2007 S3 57 64
S/2009 S1 83 1
S/2019 S1 49 25 Inuit

Provisional moons are named according to the year and order in which they were discovered. Once more data from these moons are confirmed, they will be assigned permanent "friendly" names.

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