Photographer captures moon as plane flies by, making it appear as a giant jack-o-lantern

ANCHORAGE, Alaska - At first glance, the moon looks like a giant jack-o-lantern.  

It's a real photo that photographer John Gomes took earlier this week while taking some scenic shots near Elmendorf-Richardson Air Force Base in Anchorage, Alaska.

He noticed an Air Force C-17 about to cross the moon and presto, the great pumpkin appears.

That psychological phenomenon that causes our minds to create a human face out of a random pattern is called "pareiodolia." 

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