Super Moon

23 June 2013

Today there’s a great deal of talk about the “super moon,” where the full moon occurs near the time when the moon is also at its closest to Earth (known as perigee). So how about another super moon: Titan.

Titan is the largest moon of Saturn, and the second largest moon in our solar system. It has a greater diameter than Mercury. It is also the only moon with a thick atmosphere. It has liquid methane rivers and lakes, and has a seasonal climate.

And like our moon, we have landed a probe on its surface. In 2005 the Huygens probe made a one-way journey to the surface of Titan. You can see a video of that landing above.

So while our moon may be super one full moon of the year, Titan is super all year round.