How many moons are there in the solar system?

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There are 178 known moons in the Solar System. The planet which has the most natural satellites is Jupiter with 66. There are also 104 asteroid moons and as many as 58 satellites of potential dwarf planet candidates.

Major Planets (171)
  • Mercury does not have any natural satellites (moons)
  • Venus does not have any natural satellites (moons).
  • Earth has 1 natural satellite (moon) called 'The Moon' or Luna (asteroid Cruithne orbits the Sun in a 1:1 orbital resonance with Earth)
  • Mars has 2 natural satellites (moons)
  • Jupiter has 66 natural satellites (moons)
  • Saturn has 62 (+1 unconfirmed) natural satellites (moons) and over 150 moonlets
  • Uranus has 27 natural satellites (moons)
  • Neptune has 13 natural satellites (moons)



Dwarf Planets (7)
  • Pluto has 4
  • Eris has 1
  • Haumea has 2
  • Ceres has none
  • Makemake has none




*For a complete list, see the related link below. There is also a link to more information at the Nine Planets website.
Planet/# of moons
Mercury-0
Venus-0
Earth-1
Mars-2
Jupiter-63
Saturn-62
Uranus- 27
Neptune-14
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Which planets in our solar system have no moons?

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What are the names of the moons in your solar system?

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What is the smallest moon in the solar system?

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How can there be so many moons in the solar system?

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Where is earth's moon in the solar system?

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How many known moons are in the solar system?

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What is the brightest moon in the solar system?

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What is the smallest moon in your solar system?

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What are the moon names of the solar system?

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How many planets in a your solar system have no moon?

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Is the moon part of our solar system?

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What is the hottest moon in the solar system?

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What does the moon do for the solar system?

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What is a Moon in the solar system?

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Where is the moon located on the solar system?

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Are there moons outside your solar system?

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How many moons in the solar system are bigger than your moon?

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