April showers

Last September, NASA’s Cassini spacecraft observed liquid falling on the equatorial deserts of Saturn’s largest moon, Titan this was equivalent to early April in Titan’s year. (The cloud formation from which it’s falling is the bright arrow-shaped area on the left of the photo.)

When rain falls in Spain
It all falls* on the plain,
And (in Spanish) they say, “Look, it’s raining!”
But they shouldn’t complain
Of their watery rain,
For on Titan they’d say, “It’s methaning!

* (mainly)

[Photo: NASA/JPL/SSI]
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