Description[change | change source]
Narvi is about 7 kilometres in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 19,371,000 km in 1006.541 days, at an inclination of 137° to the ecliptic (109° to Saturn's equator), with an eccentricity of 0.320.
Naming[change | change source]
It was named in January 2005 after Narvi from Norse mythology, also known as Narfi or Nari, a son of Loki by Sigyn who was killed to punish Loki for his crimes. The gods turned his brother Váli into a slavering wolf who tore his throat out. His entrails were used to bind Loki to a stone slab for all eternity, or at least until Ragnarok. The name was approved by the IAU Working Group on Planetary System Nomenclature on January 21, 2005.
Other websites[change | change source]
- IAU Working Group for Planetary System Nomenclature
- IAUC 8116: Satellites of Jupiter and Saturn 2003 April 11 (discovery)
- MPEC 2003-G39: S/2003 S 1 2003 April 8 (discovery and ephemeris)
- IAUC 8471: Satellites of Saturn 2005 January 21 (naming the moon)