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.

A couple sits on a bluff overlooking the Missouri River as the full moon rises in the distance Monday, Sept. 8, 2014, in Kansas City, Mo. Monday night's full moon, also known as a Harvest Moon, will be the third and final "supermoon" of 2014. The phenomenon, which scientists call a "perigee moon," occurs when the moon is near the horizon and appears larger and brighter than other full moons. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel)

Photos: Full Harvest Moon

The Harvest Moon is the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox. Seen on Sept. 8, 2014, it was also the third and final “supermoon” of 201…