Gorgeous image of the Sun looks like jack-o-lantern in time for Halloween

October 13, 2014 3:31 PM

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Gorgeous image of the Sun looks like jack-o-lantern in time for Halloween

Halloween is only a few weeks away, and while your grocery stores and pharmacies may be stocking up on candy and pumpkins, it looks as though even the Sun will get in on the fun this year. A new image of the Sun makes it look suspiciously like a big orange jack-o-lantern, complete with a menacing grin and glowing, evil eyes.

The above image was taken by NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory on October 8, and combined two separate wavelengths that are normally seen in gold and yellow to make the pumpkin-like orange. One wavelength, 171 angstroms, is used to show the Sun’s corona, as well as its giant magnetic arcs. The other...

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