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Moons of our Solar System
Moons of our Solar System

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1.2 A moon among many?

In diameter, our Moon is the fifth-largest moon in the Solar System behind three of the Galilean moons of Jupiter (Ganymede, Callisto and Io) and Saturn’s largest moon, Titan. To put its size in perspective, the diameter of the Moon is approximately the same as the distance between London and Cairo and it is less than an east–west crossing of Australia.

The Moon in context of other similar sized bodies.
Figure 3 The Moon in context of other similar sized bodies