Nereid is a moon of Neptune.


  • Nereid takes 360 days to make one complete orbit around Neptune.
  • It was discovered on May 1st 1949 by Gerard Kuiper.
  • It was the last moon of Neptune discovered by a telescope on Earth, and the next satellites of Neptune were discovered almost 40 years later by Voyager 2.
  • Because it is far away from Neptune, it may be a captured object from the Kuiper Belt.
  • It was named after the sea nymphs in Greek mythology.

Neptunian Moons
Naiad Thalassa Despina Galatea Larissa S/ 2004 N1

Proteus Triton Nereid Halimede Sao Laomedeia Psamathe Neso