At 09:40 UT a beautiful solar eruption on the southwestern limb of the Sun ejected solar plasma high off the surface. 

Magnetic forces drove the flow of plasma, but without sufficient force to overcome the Sun’s gravity much of the plasma fell back into the Sun.

This event was not Earth directed and will have no impact on us. The Earth is superimposed on this image to give viewers a sense of the scale. The distance of Earth to the Sun is not to scale. 

Credit: NASA SDO

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