NASA: Jack-o-Lantern Sun Appears In October
Scientists at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center blended two sets of light wavelengths at 171 and 193 Angstroms, typically colorized in gold and yellow, to create a particularly Halloween-like appearance of the sun on October 8, 2014.
The effect is caused by active regions on the sun which appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy — markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona.
Image Credit: NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center
NASA has captured other look-a-like images from space such as:
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