# Ijiraq, Moon of Saturn

**Ijiraq** is a Moon that orbits round Saturn rather than the Sun which our Earth orbits round. Its orbit circumference, the total distance it travels round its planetary parent is 67,516,066.88 km. The furthest it gets from its orbital parent (apoasis) is 16,573,669 km. Its mass is estimated/calculated at being 1,198,934,746,477,750 kg. Its density has been calculated at being 2.3 g/cm3. Its volume is 2.3 g/cm3. It was discovered on 23 September 2000 by Brett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, Jean-Marc Petit, Hans Scholl, Matthew J. Holman, Brian G. Marsd.

The Semi-Major Axis of the orbit is 11,367,400 km, which is the furthest point from the centre to the edge of an elliptical point.

The mass of the object is calculated at being 1,198,934,746,477,750 kg. The equatorial circumference of Ijiraq is 37.7 km. The mean radius of Ijiraq is 6.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.06) km. The surface area of Ijiraq is 452.39 km2. The surface gravity of the said item is 0.002 m/s2. The average orbit velocity, that is the speed at which it orbits is 6,230.4 km/h.

The orbital inclination, the angle at which Ijiraq orbits in relation to the orbital plane is 47.123 degrees. The orbital eccentricity is 0.458, it is the degree at which Ijiraq orbits close to a circular (0) orbit as opposed to an elliptical (1) orbit.

## Ijiraq Facts

Type | Moon |

Orbital Circumference | 67,516,066.88 km |

Furthest from parent (Apoasis) | 16,573,669 km |

Mass | 1,198,934,746,477,750 kg |

Density | 2.3 g/cm3 |

Volume | 905 km3 |

Date of Discovery | 23 September 2000 |

Discoverer | Brett J. Gladman, John J. Kavelaars, Jean-Marc Petit, Hans Scholl, Matthew J. Holman, Brian G. Marsd |

Semi-Major Axis | 11,367,400 km |

Mass | 1,198,934,746,477,750 kg |

Equatorial Circumference | 37.7 km |

Mean Radius | 6.0 (assuming an albedo of 0.06) km |

Surface Area | 452.39 km2 |

Surface Gravity | 0.002 m/s2 |

Average Orbit Velocity | 6,230.4 km/h |

Orbital Inclination | 47.123 |

Orbital Eccentricity | 0.458 |

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