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Saturn, moons





Saturn has 60 known moons. The latest were discovered by the Cassini spacecraft and announced in 2006-07. Click on the links in the table below for further information.


moon semimajor
axis (km)
orbital
period (days)
orbital
eccentricity
orbital
inclination (°)
diameter (km)
Pan 133,584 0.575 0.0000 0.001 35 × 35 × 23
Daphnis 136,505 0.594 ~0.0 ~0.0 6-8
Atlas 137,670 0.602 0.0012 0.003 46 × 38 × 19
Prometheus 139,380 0.613 0.0022 0.008 119 × 87 × 61
Pandora 141,720 0.629 0.0042 0.050 103 × 80 × 64
Epimetheus 151,422 0.694 0.0098 0.335 135 × 108 × 105
Janus 151,460 0.695 0.0068 0.163 193 × 173 × 137
Mimas 185,404 0.942 0.0202 1.566 415 × 394 × 381
Methone 194,440 1.010 0.000 0.007 ~3
Anthe 197,700 1.04 0.001 0.1 ~2
Pallene 212,280 1.15 0.004 0.18 ~4
Enceladus 237,948 1.37 0.005 0.02 513 × 503 × 497
Tethys 294,619 1.888 0.000 1.12 1081 × 1062 × 1055
Telesto 294,619 1.888 0.000 1.19 29 × 22 × 20
Calypso 294,629 1.888 0.000 1.56 30 × 23 × 14
Dione 377,396 2.737 0.002 0.02 1123
Helene 377,396 2.737 0.002 0.20 36 × 32 × 30
Polydeuces 377,396 2.737 0.019 0.18 3.5
Rhea 527,108 4.518 0.001 0.35 1529
Titan 1,221,930 15.95 0.029 0.35 5151
Hyperion 1,481,010 21.28 0.123 0.43 360 × 280 × 225
Iapetus 3,560,820 79.33 0.029 15 1460 × 1498 × 1425
Kiviuq 11,273,100 446.87 0.1551 49.458 ~16
Ijiraq 11,340,600 450.88 0.3476 50.409 ~12
Phoebe 12,921,800 548.40 0.1809 172.992 230 × 220 × 210
Paaliaq 15,112,900 693.64 0.4409 46.896 ~22
Skathi 15,609,100 728.08 0.2614 148.792 ~8
Albiorix 16,194,300 769.41 0.6110 36.424 ~32
S/2007 S2 16,523,200 792.96 0.2181 176.68 ~6
Bebhionn 16,821,800 814.56 0.3574 42.099 ~6
Skoll 17,576,900 870.02 0.4294 155.551 6
Erriapo 17,749,000 882.83 0.4615 37.887 ~10
Siarnaq 17,808,100 887.24 0.4779 44.914 ~40
Tarqeq (LII) 17,880,100 892.55 0.1066 49.864 ~7
S/2004 S13 18,056,300 905.85 0.2610 167.379 ~6
Hyrrokkin 18,347,400 927.85 0.3552 153.342 ~8
Tarvos 18,562,800 944.23 0.5438 33.679 ~15
Mundilfari 18,589,900 946.30 0.1844 169.187 ~7
Greip (LI) 18,654,100 951.20 0.3170 172.851 ~6
S/2006 S1 18,930,200 972.41 0.1303 154.232 ~6
Jarnsaxa (L) 19,039,700 980.85 0.1942 163.173 ~6
Bergelmir 19,061,300 982.52 0.1730 157.421 ~6
S/2004 S17 19,099,200 985.45 0.2259 166.881 ~4
Narvi 19,239,900 996.36 0.2814 138.231 ~7
Suttungr 19,359,500 1005.67 0.1278 174.243 ~7
Hati 19,709,300 1033.05 0.3080 163.131 ~6
S/2004 S12 19,905,900 1048.54 0.3963 164.042 ~5
Farbauti 19,950,000 1052.03 0.1859 158.435 ~5
Bestla 20,300,100 1079.85 0.7309 146.965 ~7
S/2007 S3 20,462,800 1092.85 0.1296 177.220 ~5
Aegir 20,482,900 1094.46 0.2253 167.425 ~6
S/2004 S7 20,576,700 1101.99 0.5541 165.596 ~6
Thrymr 20,598,100 1003.71 0.3935 174.577 ~7
S/2006 S3 21,076,300 1142.37 0.4710 150.818 ~6
Kari 21,981,200 1216.72 0.3871 147.971 ~7
Fenrir 22,598,700 1268.35 0.1257 162.796 ~4
Loge 23,206,500 1319.86 0.1789 166.687 ~6
Sutur 23,316,600 1329.27 0.4016 166.354 ~6
Ymir 23,639,600 1356.98 0.2665 172.656 ~18
Fornjot 25,770,000 1544.49 0.1561 167.779 ~6


Saturn's largest moons


Archived news

Cassini finds mingling moons may share a dark past (Feb 20, 2008)
Twelve new moons for Saturn (May 5, 2005)
Newest Saturn moons given names (Feb 28, 2005)
Cassini finds new Saturn moons (Aug 17, 2004)
Four new moons for Saturn (Dec 10, 2000)
More moons for Saturn (Oct 26, 2000)


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