Of jupiters moons eight are regular satellites with prograde and nearly circular orbits that are not greatly inclined with respect to jupiters equatorial plane the galilean sa. Jupiter has 53 named moons and another 26 awaiting official namescombined scientists now think jupiter has 79 moons there are many interesting moons orbiting the planet but the ones of most scientific interest are the first four moons discovered beyond earth the galilean satellites. The groups of jupiters moons jupiters moons are often split into three specific groups inner moons these are the moons which orbit closest to jupiter and they are sometimes known as the amalthea groupthe names of the inner moons of jupiter are metis adrastea amalthea and thebe. The moons of jupiter have orbital periods ranging from seven hours to almost three earth years some of the orbits are nearly circular while the moons farthest from jupiter have more irregular
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