Space jack-o’-lantern! Amazing images of ‘The Pumpkin Sun’ revealed by NASA

October 11, 2014 6:37 PM

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Space jack-o’-lantern! Amazing images of ‘The Pumpkin Sun’ revealed by NASA

NASA has released a photo of the sun from October 8, where its active regions combined to make it look like a Halloween pumpkin or a jack-o’-lantern. That is a pleasant bonus for stargazers who enjoyed a spectacular “Blood Moon” on the same day.

To achieve the stunning jack-o’-lantern effect they have made a blend of two separate wavelengths - 171 and 193 angstrom light, which are usually gold and yellow in color.

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