THAT IS NOT THE GREAT PUMPKIN CHARLIE BROWN!!!
Photo credit: Alan Friedman: CLICK photo for full size and see below for links and a video.
BACK TO THE HALLOWEEN TREATS!!!
This incredible 2010 photo of our closest star comes from arguably the greatest solar astrophotographer in the business; Alan Friedman. This photo called “NOT the great pumpkin” circulated the world over when it was released a couple years back and it’s just a fun photo to bring back every Fall/Halloween. It’s obviously a photo of the Sun and it was taken with a Hydrogen Alpha (H-Alpha) telescope and processed to this fantastic color. As with all of Mr. Friedman’s photos there is no shortage of detail and the Sun is an amazing, ever changing example of the fine line we walk in our existence to survive in the universe…….In the spirit of Halloween, this is definitely a treat! Check out his work in the links below and I promise you won’t be disappointed!
Alan Friedman page for this photo: http://www.avertedimagination.com/img_pages/not_the_great_pumpkin.html
Alan Friedman Solar Astrophotography Gallery: http://www.avertedimagination.com/latest_1.htm
GREAT TED Talk with Alan Friedman of the topic of the Sun: