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)

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.