(PIX11) – If Jupiter were dressing up for Halloween this week, it’d be a Cyclops.
Our solar system’s largest planet seems to be peering back at us in the latest photo captured by NASA’s Hubble Space Telescope.
It was captured April 21, 2014, but came back to Earth in time to be released Tuesday.
We owe the optical illusion to one of Jupiter’s moons passing between Hubble’s lens and the gas giant’s Great Red Spot, a massive storm that has been churning for hundreds of years.
“This gave the giant planet the uncanny appearance of having a pupil in the center of a 10,000 mile-diameter ‘eye,’” NASA’s Goddard Space Center said.
Hubble was monitoring changes in Jupiter’s Great Red Spot – a storm about the size of three Earths – when it spotted the eerie side-eye.