Neptune's Indo-European root word is nebh "wet cloud"
Facts of Neptune
Neptune is a bright blue color. Though Uranus is a paler blue.
Neptune is 2.795 billion miles away from the sun.
Neptune's neighboring planets are Uranus and the once planet Pluto.
Neptune is 416,989 times smaller than the sun.
In Earth years, Neptune orbits the sun in 164.79 years.
Neptune has storm like Jupiter. Only the winds are 3 times stronger than Jupiter's and 9 times stronger than Earth's. The hurricane-like storm is called "Great Dark Spot." The storm is big enough to swallow the Earth, but that won't happen because Neptune is 2.7 billion miles away, and we can't see the planet. Only the satellite's make it possible to see pictures of Neptune.
Neptune has 14 moons. Go down the page for more information.
This is a statue of Neptune. It is the god Neptune the planet was named after.
Great Dark Spot
Neptune has a storm like Jupiter. Only the winds are 3 times stronger than Jupiter's and 9 times stronger than Earth's. It is a hurricane-like storm called Great Dark Spot. The storm is big enough to swallow Earth, but that won't happen because Neptune is 2.7 billion miles away, and we can't see Neptune on Earth. We can only see it from satellite pictures.
This is one of Neptune's moons Triton. Triton is a Greek mythology merman God of the sea. He was the son of Poseidon.
Great Dark Spot
Nereid is a moon to Neptune. A Nereid is a Greek mythological sea nymph, female sea spirits. 50 daughters of Nereus and Doris.
Here is another moon, Larissa. Is a name of a city in Greece.
I will talk about one more moon of Neptune, Laomedeia. Laomedeia is part of the Greek mythology of Nereid. Laomedeia is one of the daughters of Nereus and Doris.