Talk:Himalia (moon)

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Pronunciation[edit]

The literary English pronunciation of the nymph Himalia from Greek mythology seems to be hye-mal'-ee-a, with the accented syllable rhyming with pal. However, the moon Himalia is sometimes listed in astronomical sources as hi-mahl'-ee-a or even him'-a-lee-a. This appears to be by analogy with the familiar Sanskrit mountain name Himālaya, which is usually him'-a-lay'-a but etymologically hi-mahl'-a-ya (cf. the OED).

However, you'd expect the a to be long, as in Saturnalia (sat'-ur-nay'-lee-a). This is not a common name, and should be followed up. — kwami 06:31, 11 Apr 2005 (UTC)

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better photo[edit]

A lot of other sites are using NASA's close-up photos of this object - with no ill-effects, apparently. I suggest Wiki does the same. NASA's excursions/existence is paid for by public taxes, and its results are supposed to be 'free' for all - the spread of knowledge. I see no valid argument to keep it off of Wiki Commons, except for confused readings of copyright. 50.111.61.118 (talk) 17:07, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

I am not aware of any close-up photos as no spacecraft has ever come close to Himalia. Ruslik_Zero 17:58, 3 December 2019 (UTC)

How close ?[edit]

I don't understand how the article can state that Himalia is hard to see given its proximity to Jupiter when all the photos and orbital graphics show it to not even be close to Jupiter.

Plus, wording in the article gives the impression that the moon is larger than any of Galilean moons; which I do not think is correct.

Or, am I missing something? 2600:8800:785:9400:C23F:D5FF:FEC4:D51D (talk) 01:31, 3 December 2020 (UTC)

Where does it say that Himalia is larger than Galilean moons? Ruslik_Zero 20:45, 3 December 2020 (UTC)