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      Sun gets into the Halloween spirit

      On October 8, 2014 active regions on the sun gave it the appearance of a jack-o'-lantern. This image is a blend of 171 and 193 angstrom light as captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. (Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO)
      On October 8, 2014 active regions on the sun gave it the appearance of a jack-o'-lantern. This image is a blend of 171 and 193 angstrom light as captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. (Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO)


      If you need something to get you in to the holiday spirit, take a look at this picture of the so-called "pumpkin sun."

      NASA explained that the sun's active regions, places where more light and energy are present, give the sun the appearance of a jack-o’-lantern.

      It is a "blend" of several photographs taken at different light wavelengths - and just in time for Halloween.

      https://twitter.com/NASA/status/520661322401210368
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