Eric Carlson takes official Great Pumpkin Commonwealth measurements of John Hawkley's pumpkin at the 41st Annual Safeway World Championship Pumpkin Weigh-Off in Half Moon Bay, Calif., Monday, Oct. 13, 2014. (AP Photo/Alex Washburn)

Photos: Plumpest pumpkin contest

A gourd weighing 2,058 pounds took first prize and set a new tournament record Monday at an annual pumpkin-weighing contest in Northern Cali…

On Oct. 8, 2014, active regions on the sun gave it the appearance of a jack-o'-lantern. This image is a blend of 171 and 193 angstrom light as captured by the Solar Dynamics Observatory. (Photo Courtesy: NASA/GSFC/SDO)

Photos: The ‘pumpkin sun’

Active regions on the sun combined to look something like a jack-o-lantern’s face on Oct. 8, 2014.