Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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:

Valentine's Day Rose In Space 


Valentine's Day Heart In Space


Mickey Mouse Found On Mercury