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The planet Saturn has 53 named moons, and another 29 which are still being studied.[1] Many of the moons are very small: 33 are less than 10 km (6 mi) in diameter and thirteen moons are less than 50 km (31 mi).[2] Many of the moons are named after Titans, Giants, or minor Greek or Roman gods. Some of Saturn's moons are very large; the moon Titan is bigger than the planet Mercury.

Confirmed moons

The moons of Saturn are listed here by orbital period (or semi-major axis), from shortest to longest. Moons massive enough for their surfaces to have collapsed into a spheroid are highlighted in bold, while the irregular moons are listed in red, orange and gray background.
Key

Major icy moons

Titan

Inuit group

Gallic group

Norse group
Very recently, there have been 20 new discoveries of moons on saturn that have not yet been named.
Order Label
[a]
Name Pronunciation Image Diameter (km)[b] Mass
(×1015 kg) [c]
Semi-major axis (km) [d] Orbital period (d)[d][e] Inclination [d][f] Eccentricity Position Discovery
year
Discoverer
Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. S/Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. S/2009 S 1 PIA11665 moonlet in B Ring cropped.jpg ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. < Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ 0° ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. outer B Ring 2009 Cassini
(moonlets) A noisy image showing a few bright dots marked by circles 0.04 to 0.4 (Earhart) < Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ 0° ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Three 1000 km bands within A Ring 2006 Cassini
Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. XVIII Pan Pan /ˈpæn/ A bright fuzzy band (rings of Saturn) is running from the left to right. In the center a bright irregularity shaped body is superimposed on its upper edge. A narrow grayish band, which is a part of the main band, partially covers the body. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(34 × 31 × 20)
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Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. XXXV Daphnis Daphnis /ˈdæfns/ Two bright bands run from the left to right. In the narrow gap between them (Keeler gap), which has wavy edges, a small oblong object can be seen. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(9 × 8 × 6)
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Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. XV Atlas Atlas /ˈætləs/ An irregularly shaped body is fully illuminated. The body, which looks like a cone viewed from the south pole, is elongated downward. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(41 × 35 × 19)
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Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. XVI Prometheus Prometheus /prˈmθiəs/ An irregularly shaped oblong body is fully illuminated. It is elongated in the direction from the right to left. Its surface is covered by craters. There is valley at the top. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(136 × 79 × 59)
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Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. XVII Pandora Pandora /pænˈdɔərə/ An irregularly shaped body is half illuminated from the bottom. The terminator runs from the left to right. The surface is covered by numerous craters. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(104 × 81 × 64)
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7a XI Epimetheus Epimetheus /ɛpˈmθiəs/ A partially-illuminated irregular body, which has a shape remotely resembling a cube. The body's surface consists of ridges and valleys and is covered by craters. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(130 × 114 × 106)
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7b X Janus Janus /ˈnəs/ An irregular body, whose outline looks like an approximate circle in this image. It is illuminated from the bottom-left. The terminator runs from the top-left to bottom-right. The surface is covered by craters. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(203 × 185 × 153)
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Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. LIII Aegaeon Aegaeon /ˈən/ Image of Aegaeon. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 0.001° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. G Ring moonlet 2008 Cassini
10 I MimasMimas /ˈmməs/ A spherical body is half illuminated from the left. The terminator runs from the top to bottom in the vicinity of the right limb. A large crater with a central peak sits on the terminator slightly to the right and above the center of the body. It makes the body look like the Death Star. There are numerous smaller craters. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(416 × 393 × 381)
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11 XXXII Methone Methone /mˈθn/ From May 2012 flyby Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 0.007° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Alkyonides 2004 Cassini
12 XLIX Anthe Anthe /ˈænθ/ Anthe N1832831075 1.jpg Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 0.1° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Alkyonides 2007 Cassini
13 XXXIII Pallene Pallene /pəˈln/ In the center is Pallene, a moon of Saturn Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(6 × 6 × 4)
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14 II EnceladusEnceladus /ɛnˈsɛlədəs/ A spherical body is half illuminated from the right. The terminator runs from the top to bottom in the vicinity of the left limb. In the center and at the top there are heavily cratered areas. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(513 × 503 × 497)
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15 III TethysTethys /ˈtθs/ A spherical heavily cratered body is illuminated from the bottom. The terminator runs from the left to right in the vicinity of the top limb. There is a wide curved graben running from the center of the body to the bottom. It is Ithaca Chasma. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(1077 × 1057 × 1053)
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15a XIII Telesto Telesto /tˈlɛst/ Telesto cassini closeup.jpg Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(33 × 24 × 20)
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15b XIV Calypso Calypso /kəˈlɪps/ An oblong reddish body is seen in this low resolution image. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(30 × 23 × 14)
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18 IV DioneDione /dˈn/ A spherical body is half illuminated from the right. The terminator is running from the top to bottom slightly to the left off the center. The central part of the body is smooth and has only a few craters. A heavily cratered terrain is near the right limb. A part of a large crater is intersected by the terminator in the lower-left corner. To the left of it there is a long crack running parallel to the terminator. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(1128 × 1123 × 1119)
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18a XII Helene Helene /ˈhɛln/ An irregularly shaped body illuminated from the left. Its surface is covered by numerous impact craters. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(43 × 38 × 26)
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18b XXXIV Polydeuces Polydeuces /pɒliˈdjsz/ A small oblong body is barely resolved in this image. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(3 × 2 × 1)
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21 V RheaRhea /ˈrə/ A spherical body is almost fully illuminated. The terminator is running near the top edge. The surface is covered by numerous craters. Two partially overlapping large craters can be seen above the center. One that is younger is above and to the right from the older one. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(1530 × 1526 × 1525)
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22 VI TitanTitan /ˈttən/ An orange spherical body is half illuminated from the right. The terminator is running from the top to bottom slightly to the left off the center. Both limb and terminator are fuzzy due to light scattering in the atmosphere. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
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23 VII HyperionHyperion /hˈpɪəriən/ An irregularly shaped oblong body is illuminated from the left. The terminator is near the right limb. The body is elongated in the top-bottom direction. The surface is punctured by numerous impact craters, which make it look like a sponge or cheese. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(360 × 266 × 205)
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G. Bond
W. Lassell
24 VIII IapetusIapetus /ˈæptəs/ A walnut shaped body illuminated from the bottom-left. The terminator runs from the top to right along the top-right limb. An equatorial ridge runs from the left to right and is convex in the direction of the bottom-left. Above and below it there are dark areas. Above the upper dark area and below the lower one there are bright poles. There numerous craters. Three among them are very large: one sits on the limb at the right another is in the center above the ridge. The third is below the ridge near the left limb. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(1491 × 1491 × 1424)
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25 XXIV KiviuqKiviuq /ˈkɪviək/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 49.087° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Inuit group 2000 B. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, et al.
26 XXII IjiraqIjiraq /ˈɪrɒk/ Ijiraq-discovery-CFHT.gif ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 50.212° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Inuit group 2000 B. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, et al.
27 IX Phoebe ♣†Phoebe /ˈfb/ An approximately spherical heavily cratered body is illuminated from the bottom-right. The terminator runs near the left and top limbs. There is huge crater at the top, which affects the shape, and another slightly smaller at the bottom. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.
(219 × 217 × 204)
Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 173.047° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 1899 W. Pickering
28 XX PaaliaqPaaliaq /ˈpɑːliɒk/ Paaliaq.jpg ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 46.151° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Inuit group 2000 B. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, et al.
29 XXVII SkathiSkathi /ˈskɒði/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 149.084° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse (Skathi) Group 2000 B. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, et al.
30 XXVI AlbiorixAlbiorix /ˌælbiˈɒrɪks/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 38.042° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Gallic group 2000 M. Holman
31   S/2007AS/2007 S 2 ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 176.68° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2007 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna, B. Marsden
32 XXXVII BebhionnBebhionn /bɛˈvn/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 40.484° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Gallic group 2004 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
33 XXVIII ErriapusErriapus /ɛriˈæpəs/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 38.109° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Gallic group 2000 B. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, et al.
34 XLVII SkollSkoll /ˈskɒl/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 155.624° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse (Skathi) group 2006 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
35 XXIX SiarnaqSiarnaq /ˈsɑrnək/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 45.798° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Inuit group 2000 B. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, et al.
36 LII TarqeqTarqeq /ˈtɑrkk/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 49.904° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Inuit group 2007 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
37   S/2004BS/2004 S 13 ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 167.379° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2004 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
38 LI GreipGreip /ˈɡrp/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 172.666° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2006 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
39 XLIV HyrrokkinHyrrokkin /hɪˈrɒkn/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 153.272° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse (Skathi) group 2006 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
40 L JarnsaxaJarnsaxa /jɑrnˈsæksə/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 162.861° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2006 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
41 XXI TarvosTarvos /ˈtɑrvəs/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 34.679° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Gallic group 2000 B. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, et al.
42 XXV MundilfariMundilfari /mʊndəlˈværi/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 169.378° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2000 B. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, et al.
43   S/Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.S/2006 S 1 ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 154.232° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse (Skathi) group 2006 S. Sheppard, D.C. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
44   S/2004CS/2004 S 17 ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 166.881° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2004 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
45 XXXVIII BergelmirBergelmir /bɛərˈjɛlmɪər/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 157.384° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse (Skathi) group 2004 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
46 XXXI NarviNarvi /ˈnɑrvi/ Narvi.jpg ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 137.292° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse (Narvi) group 2003 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
47 XXIII SuttungrSuttungr /ˈsʊtʊŋɡər/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 174.321° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2000 B. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, et al.
48 XLIII HatiHati /ˈhɑːti/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 163.131° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2004 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
49   S/2004AS/2004 S 12 ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 164.042° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2004 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
50 XL FarbautiFarbauti /fɑrˈbti/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 158.361° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse (Skathi) group 2004 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
51 XXX ThrymrThrymr /ˈθrɪmər/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 174.524° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2000 B. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, et al.
52 XXXVI AegirAegir /ˈ.ɪər/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 167.425° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2004 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
53   S/2007BS/2007 S 3 ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 177.22° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2007 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
54 XXXIX BestlaBestla /ˈbɛstlə/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 147.395° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse (Narvi) group 2004 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
55   S/2007CS/2004 S 7 ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 165.596° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2004 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
56   S/Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found.S/2006 S 3 ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 150.817° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse (Skathi) group 2006 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
57 XLI FenrirFenrir /ˈfɛnrɪər/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 162.832° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2004 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
58 XLVIII SurturSurtur /ˈstər/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 166.918° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2006 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
59 XLV KariKari /ˈkɑri/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 148.384° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse (Skathi) group 2006 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
60 XIX YmirYmir /ˈɪmɪər/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 172.143° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2000 B. Gladman, J. Kavelaars, et al.
61 XLVI LogeLoge /ˈlɔɪ./ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 166.539° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2006 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna
62 XLII FornjotFornjot /ˈfnjɒt/ ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 167.886° Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. Norse group 2004 S. Sheppard, D. Jewitt, J. Kleyna

Unconfirmed moons

The following objects (observed by Cassini) have not been confirmed as solid bodies. It is not yet clear if these are real satellites or merely persistent clumps within the F Ring.

Name Image Diameter (km) Semi-major
axis (km)
Orbital
period (d)
Position Discovery year
S/2004 S 6 A bright narrow band runs from the top to bottom. To the right of it in the diffuse halo the is a bright small object. ≈ 3–5 ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. uncertain objects around the F Ring 2004
S/2004 S 3/S 4[g] S2004 S 3 - PIA06115.png ≈ 3–5 ≈ Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. ≈ +Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Gapnum' not found. 2004

Hypothetical moons

Two moons were claimed to be discovered by different astronomers but never seen again. Both moons were said to orbit between Titan and Hyperion.

  • Chiron which was supposedly sighted by Hermann Goldschmidt in 1861, but never observed by anyone else.
  • Themis was allegedly discovered in 1905 by astronomer William Pickering, but never seen again. Nevertheless, it was included in numerous almanacs and astronomy books until the 1960s.

References

  1. "Saturn: Moons". Solar System Exploration: Planets. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 2011. http://solarsystem.nasa.gov/planets/profile.cfm?Object=Saturn&Display=Moons. Retrieved 2011-04-21. 
  2. "About Saturn & Its Moons". Cassini Solstice Mission. National Aeronautics and Space Administration. 2011. http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/science/moons/. Retrieved 2011-06-25. 

Notes

  1. A confirmed moon is given a permanent designation by the IAU consisting of a name and a Roman numeral. The nine moons that were known before 1900 (of which Phoebe is the only irregular) are numbered in order of their distance from Saturn; the rest are numbered in the order by which they received their permanent designations. Nine small moons of the Norse group and S/2009 S 1 have not yet received a permanent designation.
  2. The diameters and dimensions of the inner moons from Pan through Janus, Methone, Pallene, Telepso, Calypso, Helene, Hyperion and Phoebe were taken from Thomas 2010, Table 3. Diameters and dimensions of Mimas, Enceladus, Tethys, Dione, Rhea and Iapetus are from Thomas 2010, Table 1. The approximate sizes of other satellites are from the website of Scott Sheppard.
  3. Masses of the large moons were taken from Jacobson, 2006. Masses of Pan, Daphnis, Atlas, Prometheus, Pandora, Epimetheus, Janus, Hyperion and Phoebe were taken from Thomas, 2010, Table 3. Masses of other small moons were calculated assuming a density of 1.3 g/cm3.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 The orbital parameters were taken from Spitale, et al. 2006, IAU-MPC Natural Satellites Ephemeris Service, and NASA/NSSDC.
  5. Negative orbital periods indicate a retrograde orbit around Saturn (opposite to the planet's rotation).
  6. To Saturn's equator for the regular satellites, and to the ecliptic for the irregular satellites
  7. S/2004 S 4 was most likely a transient clump—it has not been recovered since the first sighting.