It is just in time for Halloween and looks like our source of light, the Sun is all prepared for the spooky fest too. NASA has released a rare picture of the sun so eerily illuminated that it resembles a Jack-o'-Lantern, the carved pumpkin for Halloween. There is a face in there, with two eyes and a creepy grin on the sun. Although it looks right into the spirit of Halloween, the image is actually taken from the year 2014. Halloween 2019: Spooky Halloween Facts About This Observance That Will Creep You Out.
NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory has placed cameras and telescopes with a watchful eye over the sun, to keep a tab on all of its movements and capture such rare ones. They shared the picture on their social media accounts and people too were feeling like staring into a Jack-o-Lantern. People were also amazed to see this view of the sun, which we are only used to seeing as a ball of fire.
Check NASA's Image of Sun Looking Like Carved Jack-o-Lantern:
It's #SunDay! ☀️ Even our star celebrates the spooky season — in 2014, active regions on the Sun created this jack-o'-lantern face, as seen in ultraviolet light by our Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite. 🎃🛰 Download in high resolution: https://t.co/GVWPlfb1h2 #Halloween pic.twitter.com/3QlSFHWIYO
— NASA Sun & Space (@NASASun) October 27, 2019
Check how some of the netizens reacted on this picture.
Thats the coolest jack-o-latern I've ever laid my eyes on!
— Jonathan Tooker (@jonathan_tooker) October 28, 2019
That's Cool But Also Creepy!
Cool and creepy at the same time 😎😱
— 💧Kristen Davey 🌏 (@kristendav3y) October 27, 2019
Or Just Creepy For Some
Well that's creepy as....
— Telescope Man ♏ (@telescopeman666) October 27, 2019
Even the Sun Says Happy Halloween
Happy Halloween to you!
— Antarctic Girl (@GirlAntarctic) October 27, 2019
The space agency informed that this picture was taken on October 8, 2014. The flares are a result of ultraviolet lights from the active regions. "The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy," the statement says. They are also the mark of intense activity of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere. Halloween Pumpkin Decoration Ideas: Watch Videos to Make Crazy Creepy Jack O’Lanterns.
There may be science to it but the sun resembles the carved pumpkins so much. The Jack O'Lanterns made during Halloween are kept outside the homes with a light lit inside them to keep away the evil spirits.