Uranus' largest moon, Miranda, nearly eclipses the distant sun. Two other moons can be seen lined up along the axis of rotation. Uranus rotates "on it's side", unlike any other planet in our solar system. It also has a thin ring of ice and rock that was not discovered until a satellite fly-by in the 1980s.

Robert Uhlrich, for "Music of the Planets" © 1989 Center Stage Productions