Halloween Sun Image

Discussion in 'Chat' started by W5HRO, Oct 11, 2014.

  1. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    NASA releases a haunting image of the sun below. Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014. The active regions appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy — markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. This 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.

    Maybe this is a sign we should all get on 10-meter AM Halloween day :lol:

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  2. W5HRO

    W5HRO Administrator

    Wonder is the sun still had the jack-o-lantern’s face today being that it's Halloween?

    It's been raining here in California today for the first time in forever so no sun. The kids are going to get soaked tonight.