Kari (moon)

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For the asteroid, see 832 Karin.

Kari (/ˈkɑri/ KAR-ee; Icelandic: [ˈkaʊri]), or Saturn XLV (provisional designation S/2006 S 2), is a natural satellite of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on 26 June 2006 from observations taken between January and April 2006.

Kari is about 7 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 22,305,100 km in 1243.71 days, at an inclination of 148.4° to the ecliptic (151.5° to Saturn's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.3405. The rotation period has been determined to 7 hours and 42 minutes.

It was named in April 2007 after Kári, son of Fornjót, the personification of wind in Norse mythology.

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