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Hati (moon)

Hati or Saturn XLIII (provisional designation S/2004 S 14) is a natural satellite of Saturn. Its discovery was announced by Scott S. Sheppard, David C. Jewitt, Jan Kleyna, and Brian G. Marsden on 4 May 2005, from observations taken between 12 December 2004 and 11 March 2005.

Hati is about 6 kilometers in diameter, and orbits Saturn at an average distance of 20,303 Mm in 1080 days, at an inclination of 163° to the ecliptic (165° to Saturn's equator), in a retrograde direction and with an eccentricity of 0.291. In March 2013, the synodic rotational period was measured by Cassini to about 5.5 hours. This is the fastest known rotation of all of Saturn's moons.

It was named in April 2007 after Hati, a giant wolf from Norse mythology, son of Fenrisúlfr and twin brother of Sköll.


Hati may refer to:

  • Hati Hróðvitnisson, a wolf in Norse mythology
  • Hati (moon), one of the planet Saturn's moons
  • Hati, Iran, a village in Khuzestan Province, Iran
  • Hati District, an administrative subdivision of Khuzestan Province, Iran
  • Hati Rural District, an administrative subdivision of Khuzestan Province, Iran
  • Haiti, a country with a similar spelling

Usage examples of "hati".

He had seen how Hati had taken to Norit, to the soft-handed wife from Tarsa, and instructed her, until now Norit could mount and dismount and ride far better than he had ever thought.

Norit was surely a puzzle to Hati, and she had become a friend, of sorts.

But when next they pitched the tents Hati unrolled her mat next to his.

Norit particularly chose him, he thought, but that Hati had formed a friendship.

Norit had become her lieutenant as Hati had become his, and took to that responsibility.

Norit spoke to no one but Hati at any length at all, but if Hati waved a hand, Norit carried this or that and if the baggage wanted moving, Norit moved it.

He did not know who was to blame, Hati or Norit, but the leg that lay across him was bare, and then one arrived from the other side, tangled with cloth.

He thought he could go back accurately, and they would have no shortage of food or water, or canvas, which was well: Hati avowed Pori was within the range of the Keran, but she had never been there.

Two women of the last tent, having suffered from rough men in their last camp, had armed themselves with knives and clung to Hati and Norit.

Malin flourished, better served than many a wife, and Norit and Maol and the other woman, Jurid, frowned daggers at her, but Hati shrugged and carried her own mat and hauled her own saddle with a wry and amused look.

When a merchant proposed an outrageous price for palm-fiber cord, Hati sniffed, examined it minutely, and the price came down.

Norit was shy, but cried out scandalously until Hati stopped her with her hand across her mouth, laughing, with embarrassed glances toward the nearby houses.

He saw men walking, and he had lost two men to those visions: Hati had said all visions were the same, and had they not seen what he had been seeing all night?

Malin, who would not come near Hati, and there were only two tents in which to shelter.

Norit had clenched her arms across her stomach and Hati had her hands braced before her mouth, gazing at nothing at all.