WILLIAM & DEBORAH HILLYARD

Solar System -

Saturn's Moons

Inuit Group

The Inuit Group moons are Ijiraq, Kiviuq, Paaliaq, Siarnaq, and Tarqeq.  They all orbit saturn in prograde orbits at similar distances of between about 11 and 18 million km.  Tthey are named after characters in Inuit mythology. 
Ijiraq
Kiviuq
Paaliaq
Siarnaq
Tarqeq
Ijiraq orbits Saturn at an average distance of 11.124 million km (6.9 million miles) every 451.4 days. It is about 12 km (7.5 miles) across
Kiviuq is about 16 km (10 miles) across, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 11.111 million km (6.9 million miles) every 449.22 days.
Paaliaq is thought to be about 22 km (13.7 miles) in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 15.2 million km (9.5 million miles) in 686.9 days
Tarqeq orbits Saturn at a distance of about 17.91 million km (11.1 million miles) every 894.86 days.  It is about 7 km (4.35 miles) across. 
The largest of the Inuit Group, Siarnaq is about 40 km (25 miles) in diameter and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 17.531 million km (10.9 million miles) in 895.55 days.
Saturn's moons are grouped as follows.  Select to see details of the moon or the group of moons:


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