If you thought that the blood wolf supermoon was scary, you haven’t seen what the Sun is capable of.
On Sunday, NASA shared a photo on Facebook and Twitter of the sun that looked a lot like a Halloween pumpkin, of which they have a light inside.
The space agency captured the spooky image on October 8, 2014 . The face is the result of active regions of the sun that burn more intensely than others, NASA said.
“They are markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields that loom in the sun’s atmosphere, the crown,” NASA said. “This image combines two sets of extreme ultraviolet wavelengths in 171 and 193 Ångströms, typically colored in gold and yellow, to create an appearance particularly similar to that of Halloween.”
The NASA Solar Dynamics Observatory, which took the photo, constantly monitors the Sun from its orbit in space.
NASA is inviting people to download a high-resolution image of the pumpkin sun , “just in time for Halloween.”