Not to be outdone by the Super Blood Wolf Moon, our solar system’s center star apparently gets in on spooky season, too.
Space agency NASA Sunday released an image of the Sun looking remarkably like a flaming Jack o’lantern. The image was actually captured on Oct. 8. 2014, but re-released through Facebook.
The image shows active regions of the sun captured in ultraviolet light by the Solar Dynamics Observatory satellite. It combines two sets of ultraviolet wavelength, typically colored in yellow and gold, to create the Halloween-like appearance. The fiery image comes thanks to some active and intense magnetic fields.
“The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy,” NASA wrote. “They are markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona.”
NASA also posted photos of the same image in different wave lengths for some other striking colors. Like an icy blue that makes you feel like the Night King is coming.
NASA is encouraging the public to visit its website and download high resolution versions of the image.