Cordelia is the innermost moon of Uranus. It is named after the youngest daughter of King Lear in Shakespeare's play and is also known as Uranus VI. Cordelia acts as the inner shepherd moon of Uranus' epsilon ring. It was discovered by the Voyager scientist Richard J. Terrile from images taken by Voyager 2 on 20 January 1986, and was given the temporary designation S/1986 U7.


discovery 1986, Voyager 2
semimajor axis 49,770 km (30,930 mi)
diameter 50 × 36 km (31 × 22 mi)
orbital period 0.335 days (8 h 2 min)
orbital eccentricity 0.0003
orbital inclination 0.08°
visual albedo 0.07