5 Incredible Facts About Neptune

  1. Neptune’s eye-catching deep blue colouring is caused-by the methane gas in its atmosphere, absorbing red light and reflecting blue.

2. Due to the fast nature of Neptune’s spin around its axis, its equatorial diameter is 846 kilometres larger than its polar diameter.

3. Around its equatorial, region Neptune is privy to winds in excess of 2,150 kilometres per hour as well as extremely violent storms.

4. Neptune’s one major moon is actually named funnily enough after his Greek counterpart Poseidon’s son, Triton.

5. Neptune undergoes seasons just like here On Earth. However, they last 40 years each instead of just the three months we’re used to.