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US News Sun 'smiles' like a Halloween pumpkin in NASA image

13:15  28 october  2019
13:15  28 october  2019 Source:   news.sky.com

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Active regions on the sun 's surface created the grimacing smile and slanted eyes. A real pumpkin carved into a creepy Halloween lantern face. The image blends together two sets of extreme According to NASA , solar minimum could also enhance the effects of space weather, potentially

The spooky image of the sun was captured on October 8, 2014, by NASA 's Solar Dynamics ObservatoryCredit: NASA /SDO. One of the next major space phenomenons to take place will be on May 26, 2021, NASA have said, when a total blood moon eclipse will be visible, weather permitting.

The brighter regions emit more light and energy. Pic: NASA © Other The brighter regions emit more light and energy. Pic: NASA

A mischievous-looking picture of the Sun "smiling" like a Halloween pumpkin has been tweeted by NASA.

The picture was snapped by the space agency's Solar Dynamics Observatory (SDO) satellite and shows the sun in ultraviolet light.

  Sun 'smiles' like a Halloween pumpkin in NASA image © Getty

NASA says the resemblance to a jack-o'-lantern is caused by "active regions" which appear brighter because they emit more light and energy.

"This image blends together two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths at 171 and 193 Angstroms, typically colorized in gold and yellow, to create a particularly Halloween-like appearance," says the space agency.

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NASA on Sunday shared a photo on Facebook and Twitter of the sun looking a lot like a giant flaming jack-o’-lantern. NASA ’s Solar Dynamics Observatory, which took the photo, is constantly monitoring the sun from its orbit in space . NASA is inviting people to download a high-res image of the pumpkin

NASA is getting in the celebration of Halloween . NASA is getting in the celebration of Halloween . The U.S. space agency shared a 2014 photo that This image blends together two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths…typically colorized in gold and yellow, to create a particularly Halloween - like

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It was originally taken in October 2014 but NASA is encouraging users to download it in high resolution to mark Halloween on Thursday.

The 4.5m-high SDO satellite studies the Sun's influence on Earth and Near-Earth space, such as how solar activity is created and the space weather that follows.

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