Ulula



Asteroid 714, Ulula, was discovered on May 18, 1911 by Joseph Helffrich at Heidelberg, Germany. It has a period of 4 years, 14 days and is 39.18 kilometers (about 24 1/3 miles) in diameter.

It was named, according to its MPC citation, for an "order of birds {the owl)", perhaps the northern hawk owl, Surnia ulula. Its name comes from the Latin word ululare (to howl or cry), said to be an imitation of the call of the owl. Related words in Romance languages such as the French word hululer (to hoot) describe the call of the owl.

The northern hawk owl



The meaning of asteroid Ulula seems to be: to scream or howl; ordeals.



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