List of Jupiter’s Moons

Jupiter has 63 moons. The four biggest ones are called Galilean moons because they were discovered by the well-known Italian astronomer, Galileo. The Galilean moons are lo, Europa, Ganymede, and Callisto. They are close to the size of the Earth’s moon. Here is a list of Jupiter’s 63 moons in the order of those that orbit around Jupiter the fastest to those with the shortest orbital period.



Moon Name

Order

Year Discovered

Discoverer

Group

Metris

1

1979

Synnott (Voyager 1)

Inner

Adrastea

2

1979

Jewitt (Voyager 2)

Inner

Amalthea

3

1892

Barnard

Inner

Thebe

4

1979

Synnott (Voyager 1)

Inner

lo

5

1610

Galilei

Galilean

Europa

6

1610

Galilei

Galilean

Ganymede

7

1610

Galilei

Galilean

Callisto

8

1610

Galilei

Galilean

Themisto

9

1975/
2000

Kowal & Roemer/
Sheppard et al.

Themisto

Leda

10

1974

Kowal

Himalia

Himalia

11

1904

Perrine

Himalia

Lysithea

12

1938

Nicholson

Himalia

Elara

13

1905

Perrine

Himalia

S/2000 J 11

14

2001

Sheppard et al.

Himalia

Carpo

15

2003

Sheppard et al.

Carpo

S/2003 J 12

16

2003

Sheppard et al.

unknown

Euporie

17

2002

Sheppard et al.

Ananke

S/2003 J 3

18

2003

Sheppard et al.

Ananke

S/2003 J 18

19

2003

Gladman et al.

Ananke

Thelxinoe

20

2003

Sheppard et al.

Ananke

Euanthe

21

2002

Sheppard et al.

Ananke

Helike

22

2003

Sheppard et al.

Ananke

Orthosie

23

2002

Sheppard et al.

Ananke

locaste

24

2001

Sheppard et al.

Ananke

S/2003 J 16

25

2003

Gladman et al.

Ananke

Praxidike

26

2001

Sheppard et al.

Ananke

Harpalyke

27

2001

Sheppard et al.

Ananke

Mneme

28

2003

Gladman et al.

Ananke

Hermippe

29

2002

Sheppard et al.

Ananke

Thyone

30

2002

Sheppard et al.

Ananke

Ananke

31

1951

Nicholson

Ananke

Herse

32

2003

Gladman et al.

Carme

Aitne

33

2002

Sheppard et al.

Carme

Kale

34

2002

Sheppard et al.

Carme

Taygete

35

2001

Sheppard et al.

Carme

S/2003 J 19

36

2003

Gladman et al.

Carme

Chaldene

37

2001

Sheppard et al.

Carme

S/2003 J 15

38

2003

Sheppard et al.

Ananke

S/2003 J 10

39

2003

Sheppard et al.

Carme

S/2003 J 23

40

2004

Sheppard et al.

Pasiphaλ

Erinome

41

2001

Sheppard et al.

Carme

Aoede

42

2003

Sheppard et al.

Pasiphaλ

Kallichore

43

2003

Sheppard et al.

Carme

Kalyke

44

2001

Sheppard et al.

Carme

Carme

45

1938

Nicholson

Carme

Callirrhoe

46

2000

Gladman et al.

Pasiphaλ

Eurydome

47

2002

Sheppard et al.

Pasiphaλ

Pasithee

48

2002

Sheppard et al.

Carme

Kore

49

2003

Sheppard et al.

Pasiphaλ

Cyllene

50

2003

Sheppard et al.

Pasiphaλ

Eukelade

51

2003

Sheppard et al.

Carme

S/2003 J 4

52

2003

Sheppard et al.

Pasiphaλ

Pasiphaλ

53

1908

Gladman et al.

Pasiphaλ

Hegemone

54

2003

Sheppard et al.

Carme

Arche

55

2002

Sheppard et al.

Carme

Isonoe

56

2001

Sheppard et al.

Carme

S/2003 J 9

57

2003

Sheppard et al.

Carme

S/2003 J 5

58

2003

Sheppard et al.

Carme

Sinope

59

1914

Nicholson

Pasiphaλ

Sponde

60

2002

Sheppard et al.

Pasiphaλ

Autonoe

61

2002

Sheppard et al.

Pasiphaλ

Megaclite

62

2001

Sheppard et al.

Pasiphaλ

S/2003 J 2

63

2003

Sheppard et al.

unknown






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