The sun is good for a few things: keeping us warm, keeping us bronze, and melting vampires.

When it comes to Halloween though, it appears as though the sun just outshined us all. On October 8th, NASA’s Solar Dynamic Observatory captured this shot of the sun, as active zones on the big ball of fire lined up to look like a sinister pumpkin face.

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NASA explains in greater detail why the sun smirked at us:

The active regions in this image appear brighter because those are areas that emit more light and energy.  They are markers of an intense and complex set of magnetic fields hovering in the sun’s atmosphere, the corona. 

Whatever that means!

All I know is that you’re just fixing to go blind if you try and look for this sun face with the naked eye from Earth, so leave it to the NASA folks for these types of things. In the meantime, marvel at what is probably the best jack-o’-lantern you’ll find in New England this fall–this super handsome image of our fearless leader Tom Brady on a pumpkin at the Roger Williams Zoo!


[Image Credit: NASA]