Saturn Moons: Number, Names, and Facts

saturn moons

Planet Saturn has a total number of 82 moons, of which 29 moons have not been officially named yet. Saturn moons are diverse in size and ranging from 300 meters to 5150 kilometers in diameter. Though there are millions of moonlets of Saturn in tiny sizes and are as small as 10 meters. 

24 Saturn moons are called regular satellites, whereas the other 58 are called irregular satellites of Saturn. Regular moons of Saturn have a prograde orbit and are near to Saturn’s orbit. While irregular satellites of Saturn have both prograde and retrograde orbit and exist too far from Saturn.  

Here in this post, we have described all number of Saturn moons with their names and facts. 

Saturn satellite facts and information

1. Planet Saturn has the most number of moons than any planet in our solar system. It has a total of 82 moons, whereas the planet Jupiter has 79 moons and stands in second-position for having the most number of natural satellites. 

Also Read:- Jupiter Number of Moons

2. These 82 moons of Saturn have confirmed orbits, in which thirteen (13) moons have a size of larger than 50 km in diameter. Whereas millions of Saturn’s moonlets are comparatively smaller in size and are embedded with Saturn’s ring. (Moonlets are small natural satellites of any planet, also known as minor moons.)

3. The smallest moon of Saturn is “S/2009 S 1” and it has not any official named yet. It is a moonlet with a diameter of just around 300 meters. It is the nearest moon of Saturn compared to the other remaining 81. 

4. The largest moon of Saturn is “Titan”. Titan is the second-largest moon in our solar system after Jupiter’s moon Ganymede. It has a diameter of around 5150 km, which is almost 50% larger than our earth’s moon. And also Titan is larger than the planet Mercury (Mercury diameter ~ 4880 km).

5. Saturn has 24 regular satellites and 58 irregular satellites. Regular satellite’s orbit has less inclination from Saturn’s equatorial plane, whereas the irregular satellites have high inclination orbit. ‘Phoebe’ is the largest irregular satellite of Saturn with an average diameter of around 213 km. 

6. Its moon ‘Tethys’ and ‘Dione’ has two “trojan moons”. A trojan is an object of space that shares its orbit with other celestial objects. Trojans are also known as co-orbital objects. Saturnian moon ‘Tethys’ has two trojan moons ‘Telesto’ (leading) and ‘Calypso’ (trailing). Whereas the moon ‘Dione’ also has two trojan satellites ‘Helene’ (leading) and ‘Polydeuces’ (trailing). 

7. So Tethys, Telesto, and Calypso orbit the planet Saturn from the same orbital path with a distance of around 0.294 million km. Whereas the moons Dione, Helene, and Polydeuces also have the same orbital path of 0.377 million km from Saturn. 

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Saturn’s Trojan Moons

Saturn Moons – Numbers and Names

Here you can find all number of Saturn moons with their names. These mentioned satellites are in order of increasing distance from Saturn. 

Order:- “Moon name- distance from Saturn (in million km)- moon diameter (in km)”

  1. S/2009 S 1– distance: 0.117 million km- diameter: 0.3 km 
  2. Pan– distance: 0.133 million km- diameter: 28.2 km 
  3. Daphnis– distance: 0.136 million km- diameter: 7.7 km 
  4. Atlas– distance: 0.137 million km- diameter: 30.2 km 
  5. Prometheus– distance: 0.139 million km- diameter: 86.2 km 
  6. Pandora– distance: 0.141 million km- diameter: 81.4 km 
  7. Epimetheus– distance: 0.151 million km- diameter: 116.2 km 
  8. Janus– distance: 0.152 million km- diameter: 179 km 
  9. Aegaeon– distance: 0.167 million km- diameter: 0.66 km 
  10. Mimas– distance: 0.185 million km- diameter: 396 km
  11. Methone– distance: 0.194 million km- diameter: 2.9 km  
  12. Anthe– distance: 0.197 million km- diameter: 1.8 km 
  13. Pallene– distance: 0.212 million km- diameter: 4.4 km 
  14. Enceladus– distance: 0.237 million km- diameter: 504 km 
  15. Tethys– distance: 0.294 million km- diameter: 1062 km 
  16. Telesto– distance: 0.294 million km- diameter: 24.8 km
  17. Calypso– distance: 0.294 million km- diameter: 21.4 km
  18. Dione– distance: 0.377 million km- diameter: 1122.8 km
  19. Helene– distance: 0.377 million km- diameter: 35.2 km
  20. Polydeuces– distance: 0.377 million km- diameter: 2.6 km
  21. Rhea– distance: 0.527 million km- diameter: 1527.6 km
  22. Titan– distance: 1.2 million km- diameter: 5149.46 km
  23. Hyperion– distance: 1.4 million km- diameter: 270 km
  24. Iapetus– distance: 3.5 million km- diameter: 1468.5 km
  25. Kiviuq– distance: 11.2 million km- diameter: 17 km
  26. Ijiraq– distance: 11.3 million km- diameter: 13 km
  27. Phoebe– distance: 12.9 million km- diameter: 213 km
  28. Paaliaq– distance: 15.1 million km- diameter: 25 km
  29. Skathi– distance: 15.6 million km- diameter: 8 km
  30. S/2004 S 37– distance: 15.8 million km- diameter: 4 km
  31. S/2007 S 2– distance: 16.1 million km- diameter: 6 km
  32. Albiorix– distance: 16.4 million km- diameter: 28.5 km
  33. Bebhionn– distance: 16.8 million km- diameter: 6 km
  34. S/2004 S 29– distance: 17 million km- diameter: 4 km
  35. Erriapus– distance: 17.4 million km- diameter: 10 km
  36. S/2004 S 31– distance: 17.5 million km- diameter: 5 km
  37. Skoll– distance: 17.6 million km- diameter: 4 km
  38. Siarnaq– distance: 17.8 million km- diameter: 40 km
  39. Tarqeq– distance: 17.9 million km- diameter: 7 km
  40. S/2004 S 13– distance: 18 million km- diameter: 6 km
  41. Hyrrokkin– distance: 18.3 million km- diameter: 8 km
  42. Tarvos– distance: 18.4 million km- diameter: 15 km
  43. Mundilfari– distance: 18.5 million km- diameter: 7 km
  44. S/2006 S 1– distance: 18.6 million km- diameter: 5 km
  45. Greip– distance: 18.7 million km- diameter: 5 km
  46. Jarnsaxa– distance: 19 million km- diameter: 6 km
  47. Bergelmir– distance: 19.05 million km- diameter: 5 km
  48. S/2004 S 17– distance: 19.1 million km- diameter: 4 km
  49. Narvi– distance: 19.13 million km- diameter: 7 km
  50. S/2004 S 20– distance: 19.4 million km- diameter: 4 km
  51. Suttungr– distance: 19.6 million km- diameter: 7 km
  52. Hati– distance: 19.7 million km- diameter: 5 km
  53. S/2004 S 12– distance: 19.9 million km- diameter: 5 km
  54. Farbauti– distance: 19.95 million km- diameter: 5 km
  55. S/2004 S 27– distance: 19.97 million km- diameter: 6 km
  56. Bestla– distance: 20.3 million km- diameter: 7 km
  57. S/2007 S 3– distance: 20.4 million km- diameter: 5 km
  58. Aegir– distance: 20.48 million km- diameter: 6 km
  59. S/2004 S 7– distance: 20.5 million km- diameter: 6 km
  60. S/2004 S 22– distance: 20.6 million km- diameter: 3 km
  61. Thrymr– distance: 20.7 million km- diameter: 8 km
  62. S/2004 S 30– distance: 20.8 million km- diameter: 3 km
  63. S/2004 S 23– distance: 21 million km- diameter: 4 km
  64. S/2004 S 25– distance: 21.1 million km- diameter: 4 km
  65. S/2004 S 32– distance: 21.2 million km- diameter: 4 km
  66. S/2006 S 3– distance: 21.3 million km- diameter: 6 km
  67. S/2004 S 38– distance: 21.9 million km- diameter: 4 km
  68. S/2004 S 28– distance: 22 million km- diameter: 4 km
  69. Kari– distance: 22.2 million km- diameter: 6 km
  70. S/2004 S 35– distance: 22.4 million km- diameter: 6 km
  71. Fenrir– distance: 22.5 million km- diameter: 4 km
  72. S/2004 S 21– distance: 22.6 million km- diameter: 3 km
  73. S/2004 S 24– distance: 22.9 million km- diameter: 3 km
  74. S/2004 S 36– distance: 23.1 million km- diameter: 3 km
  75. Loge– distance: 23.2 million km- diameter: 5 km
  76. Surtur– distance: 23.3 million km- diameter: 6 km
  77. S/2004 S 39– distance: 23.5 million km- diameter: 3 km
  78. Ymir– distance: 23.6 million km- diameter: 19 km
  79. S/2004 S 33– distance: 24.1 million km- diameter: 4 km
  80. S/2004 S 34– distance: 24.2 million km- diameter: 3 km
  81. Fornjot– distance: 24.8 million km- diameter: 6 km
  82. S/2004 S 26– distance: 26.7 million km- diameter: 4 km

So these were the eighty-two moons of Saturn. All mentioned Saturn number of moons in order of increasing average orbital distance. 
Also Read:- Saturn Facts: All About Planet Saturn