Huge Coronal Mass Ejection with M-class Solar Flare

October 22 Coronal mass ejectionToday the sun showed us a beautiful M-class solar flare coronal mass ejection.   The ejection does not seem to be earth directed but is very large and seems to be leaving the sun with great speed.  A coronal mass ejection (CME) is a massive burst of solar wind, other light isotope plasma, and magnetic fields rising above the solar corona or being released into space.

 

 
Extended M-Class Solar Flare

Active regions are set for a earth bound CME