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In Pics: Sun Resembling Jack-O'-Lantern Proves Halloween Isn’t Just Celebrated On Earth

Halloween evolved from the ancient Celtic holiday of Samhain. Over the centuries, Halloween transitioned from a pagan ritual to a day of parties, costumes, jack-o-lanterns and trick-or-treating for kids and adults. Do you know Halloween isn’t just celebrated on planet Earth, but also on Sun. NASA’s latest photo shows the resembling a flaming jack-o’-lantern. Take a look.

News Nation Bureau | Updated : 29 October 2019, 08:13:50 AM
Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO

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NASA’s latest photo shows the resembling a flaming jack-o’-lantern. It proves that Halloween isn’t just celebrated on planet Earth. (The image was captured on October 8, 2014 – Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO)

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NASA shared a photo of the sun’s 2014 Halloween look on Twitter and it is easy to spot the similarities between the star at the centre of the Solar System and a pumpkin. (The sun as imaged by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct. 8, 2014, in 335 angstrom extreme ultraviolet light - Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO)

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NASA/GSFC/SDO

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NASA said that On October 8, 2014, active regions on the sun gave it the appearance of a jack-o'-lantern. The image is a blend of 171 and 193 angstrom light as captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. (The sun as imaged by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct. 8, 2014, in 335 angstrom extreme ultraviolet light – Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO)

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The image blends together two sets of wavelengths at 171 and 193 angstroms, typically colorized in gold and yellow, to create a particularly Halloween-like appearance.” The US space agency explained. (The sun as imaged by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct. 8, 2014, in 335 angstrom extreme ultraviolet light – Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO)

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NASA/GSFC/SDO

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On Twitter, the photo was liked by more than 6,000 times and retweeted by nearly 2,000 users. Twitteratis have also have expressed their amazement at the sun’s resemblance to a jack-o’-lantern.  (The sun as imaged by the Solar Dynamics Observatory on Oct. 8, 2014, in 335 angstrom extreme ultraviolet light – Photo Credit: NASA/GSFC/SDO)