If you're searching for a fun collection of astronomy riddles, this is the page for you. They will challenge your knowledge of space.
This is the second largest planet
And has over 50 moons in its orbit
The reason it’s recognizable
Is because of all the rings surrounding it
Why did Mickey Mouse go to outer space?See answer
This mother comes from a family of eight,
Supports her children in spite of their weight,
Turns around without being called,
Has held you since the time you crawled.
I'm a god. I'm a planet. I measure heat.See answer
I am easy to see, but no one likes looking at me. Without me, there would be no you. I can make you complain, or make you happy. But you almost always take me for granted. What am I?See answer
Sometimes dark and sometimes bright,
I make my way among twinkling lights.
Seas and oceans obey my call,
yet mountains I cannot move at all.
My face is marred and gray,
but I'm majestic anyway.
What am I?
I'm a god, a planet, and measurer of heat. Who am I?See answer
I go around and in the house, but never touches the house. What am I?See answer
I am a shower that lights up the sky. What am I?See answer
My children are near and far.
No matter that I know where they are.
The gift I give them make their day.
But if I were gone they would wander away.
What is in the middle of the sky?See answer
I am a mother from a family of eight.
Spins around all day despite my weight.
Had a ninth sibling before finding out its fake.
What am I?
How does Einstein begin a story?See answer
The ball drops when the clock hits this.See answer
Why did the meteor go to Hollywood?See answer
I can be full, but I will never spill.
I disappear at times, but return I always will.
What am I?
They're big and yet so far away,
We see them at the end of day.
They're small and they're above.
We see them when we close our eyes,
Each time we are in love.
This has no beginning, middle or end,
and all the greatest thinkers see it but can't comprehend.
What is it?
The moon is my father. The sea is my mother. I have a million brothers. I die when I reach land.See answer
Born at the same time as the world, destined to live as long as the world, and yet never five weeks old. What is it?See answer
Brings the sky a lot closer.See answer
Out of all the celestial bodies, this one has the funniest name.See answer
They come to witness the night without being called, a sailor's guide and a poet's tears. They are lost to the sight each day without the hand of a thief.See answer
I am the third from a sparkle bright,
I thrive throughout the day and night.
Deep in the path of a cows white drink.
I've had thousands of millions of years to think.
But one of my creatures is killing me.
And so the question I ask to thee,
is who am I?
What did the computer eat on the moon?See answer
Why did the cow become an astronaut?See answer
Although I’m not a window
I am something you look through
I’m often on a tripod
Things in space I help you view
I come without being fetched at night, hides away as soon as daylight strikes. Although I may look small, I am much mightier than what you can imagine. What am I?See answer
Inside a great blue castle lives a shy young maid. She blushes in the morning and comes not out at night.See answer
A canvas full of stars.See answer
I am sometimes yellow and sometimes white. Half of me is dark and the other is light. What am I?See answer
Why did Venus have to get an air conditioner?See answer
How do martians eat their ice creams in space?See answer
When looking at the night sky
You’re able to see the moon
But you might need to use this
If you want to see Neptune
It's been around for millions of years, but it's no more than a month old. What is it?See answer
Which one of Santa's reindeer can you see in outer space?See answer
Above all things have I been placed
Thus have I, a man disgraced.
I describe sunlight or lock
But after all, I'm just a rock.
What is Saturn's favorite day of the week?See answer
Cold head and feet; Round as a ball; Always turning around itself.See answer
I give life for my own, have a beginning, but my end is unknown. What am I?See answer
We are all around, yet to us you are half blind.
Sunlight makes us invisible, and difficult to find.
When I get closer my tail grows longer, but when I go away my tail leads the way. What am I?See answer
They come out at night without being called, and are lost in the day without being stolen. What are they?See answer
I'm found in some thermometers,
As I move up when I get hot.
Im also the smallest planet,
And so Jupiter I am not.
What am I?
I’m often on a tripod
As I need a steady base
You look through me at the sky
For a good look into space
What hangs in the sky by day but at night goes away?See answer
There is not wind enough to twirl
That one red leaf, nearest of its clan,
Which dances as often as dance it can.
It is a path of cow juice spread across the sky but cannot be seen by the naked eye.See answer
I have the atomic symbol Hg but I'm not hydrogen.
I'm a metal but I'm not gold.
I'm a liquid but I'm not solder.
I'm a Roman god but I'm not Apollo.
I'm a planet but I'm not Mars.
Who am I?
What is an astronaut's favorite snack?See answer
What zips through the sky with a tail of fire and dust. It could be an omen, its origin to discuss?See answer
It can't be seen or felt.
It can't be touched or smelt.
Behind stars and under hills.
All emptiness it fills.
What is it?
The most foreign visitor you could imagine.See answer
I am very large but look very small.
When night falls,
I am cherished by all.
What am I?
My first is a title of honor; My second is myself; My first is your and I; My whole is a beautiful fixed star, seen in the winter.See answer
I view the world in little space,
Am always changing place;
No food I eat, but, by my power,
Procure what millions do devour.
Why couldn't the astronaut book a room on the moon?See answer
This is something you can look through
Although it’s not a bubble
There is a large one out in space
Which has the name of Hubble
It moves around in circles.
We see it as we turn.
It keeps us always warm.
Always alive and always dying,
Across the sky we see it flying,
But touch it and we burn.
What surrounds the world, yet dwells within a thimble?See answer
I have a little sister, they call her Peep, Peep;
She wades the waters deep, deep, deep;
She climbs the mountains high, high, high;
Poor little creature she has but one eye.
When it shines, its light is hazy.
Makes the oceans swell like crazy.
It makes moods seem more romantic,
But it makes the ladies frantic.
I cannot be felt or moved, but as you come closer, I get more distant. What am I?See answer
I am in the sky. I'm white, I'm round, but not always. Sometimes you see me, sometimes you don't. What am I?See answer
My love, when I gaze on thy beautiful face.
Careering along, yet always in place,
the thought has often come into my mind.
If I ever shall see thy glorious behind.
What is not a ball but yet a sphere, and holds all lands and people year after year?See answer
This is a very large planet
The second largest by mass
It’s surrounded by many rings
And it is made up of gas
What sound does a space turkey make?See answer
Always old, sometimes new.
Never sad, sometimes blue.
Never empty, sometimes full.
Never pushes, always pulls.
It's been around for millions of years, but is never more than a month old. What is it?See answer
It comes only before, it comes only after. Rises only in darkness, but rises only in light. It is always the same, but is yet always different.See answer
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