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)
Evocative (and some existential) scenes of Summer 2019 in Bray, County Wicklow.
Sun-soaked, spiritual – and actual – home of Broadsheet (and who would blame us?).
Better than Brighton.
Blue flag – not a stool to be seen….
Animated tips for your cat in a heatwave.
Sam Bourner writes:
Keep those cats cool! The first in a series of short animations featuring tips and advice for looking after cats in the changing seasons. Directed by Persistent Peril animation for the lovely folks at Cats Protection…
Fordstown, County Meath.
My dad’s existential pet lamb. He calls him ‘It’s Only Me’. A deep thinker….
Exiustential Pets to Broadsheet@broadsheet.ie marked ‘Existential Pets’.
Alan O’Regan writes:
He/she must be roasting today.
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.
East Pier, Dún Laoghaire (pix 1 – 3) and Bullock Harbour, Dalkey (pic 4).
Thanks Run Dub Crew
Earlier: Helter Skelter In A Summer Swelter
Outside the Barge pub, Charlemont Street, Dublin.
Via Omer Keser