CME Heading Towards Earth (Video)
Apparently we are in no danger. We typically never are from the CMEs even when they are huge. Try telling some NASA conspiracy nut-jobs that. They are pretty sure the sun will be frying us any day now.
One thing is for sure, the sun is amazing.
On Jan. 23, 2013, at 9:55 a.m. EST, the sun erupted with an Earth-directed coronal mass ejection, or CME. Experimental NASA research models, based on observations from the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) and ESA/NASA’s Solar and Heliospheric Observatory, show that the CME left the sun at speeds of around 375 miles per second, which is a fairly typical speed for CMEs.