Pumpkin Sun ©NASA 2014
It seem NASA’s Solar Dynamics Observatory captured the perfect Pareidolia Sun just in time for Halloween with this jack-o’-lantern style Pumpkin Sun.
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
…NASA’s technical jargon..
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.
Taken in 335 Angstrom Extreme Ultraviolet Light.
Taken in 193 Angstrom Extreme Ultraviolet Light.
Taken in 171 Angstrom Extreme Ultraviolet Light.
Taken in 304 Angstrom Extreme Ultraviolet Light.
All images ©NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center 2014
Space Station over Leeds
The International Space Station over Leeds on the 7th of June 2013
With NASA’s space fleet of Earth-observing satellites constantly circle our globe, they’ve put together a rather gorgeous video documenting what our planet looked like throughout 2012, this includes some stunning true colour satellite imagery, Earth science data visualizations, time lapses from the International Space Station, and computer models, plus loads more from their bevy of different tech and instruments NASA has at its disposal in our orbit.
The video is part Earth Month 2013, which coincides with Earth Day on April 22nd of this year, you can always mosey on over to NASA’s Earth Month website for lots more video’s and information, sadly the video isn’t narrated, this would have been such a gem for the late great Carl Sagan to voice over…but still, it has some quite hypnotic beats.