Jack-O-Lantern Sun

This is no Rorschach test — the Sun really does look like a Jack-O-Lantern in this image captured on October 8th by NASA’s orbiting Solar Dynamics Observatory.

To be sure, we’re looking at the Sun in two particular wavelengths (171 and 193 Angstroms) that have been colorized in Halloween-appropriate gold and yellow. Whether the folks at NASA decided to render this image of the Sun in those two particular wavelengths because they knew it would produce a Halloween-like appearance is your gu

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