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Well, summer has officially come to Earth’s northern hemisphere.

Meh. It’s been Summer in the north of Saturn’s largest moon since May 24th, 2017. To wit:

 Orbiting the gas giant, Saturn’s moon Titan experiences the Saturnian seasons that are about 7 Earth-years long. Larger than inner planet Mercury, Titan was captured in this Cassini spacecraft image about two weeks after its northern summer began. The near-infrared view finds bright methane clouds drifting through Titan’s dense, hazy atmosphere as seen from a distance of about 507,000 kilometers. Below the clouds, dark hydrocarbon lakes sprawl near its fully illuminated north pole.

(Image: Cassini Imaging Team, SSI, JPL, ESA, NASA)

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Alan O’Regan writes:

He/she must be roasting today.

Context

Meanwhile, Met Éireann writes:

Today will be very warm and mostly sunny. This evening, heavy or thundery showers will develop in parts of north Connacht and west Ulster. Cloud will increase near the south coast with some showery rain developing by nightfall. Highest temperatures of 24 to 29 degrees, warmest in the midlands and Connacht.

Met Éireann

Meanwhile…

Too hot for spot

‘sup?