Impressive CME erupts from the Sun 4/5/15, Expected impact 4/7/15

CME 4_2015

The Sun erupted with an impressive looking CME as you can see un the set of images above. This  event is expected ti impact the Earth on April 7th but most likely will not be a direct hit.You can see it ejected a huge amount of material and made quite a good show. The CME is moving at approximately 2 million miles and hour..

This was the source of a NOAA space weather alert which was issued yesterday.

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