Spookie skies! Frightening image of pumpkin face on surface of the sun
The sun is stealing the limelight from the moon this Halloween after a fiery PUMPKIN face appeared on its surface.
This timely phenomenon is a result of NASA combining two images which blend separate wavelengths – usually seen in gold and yellow.
The agency’s Scientific Visualization Studio were responsible for producing the images taken on October 8.
The brighter spots on the composite photos are the active regions of the sun which produce more light than energy.
These images were taken at the Solar Dynamics Observatory which has been observing the Sun since February 11 2010.
A NASA spokesperson said: “The active regions 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.