The Sun today erupted with a twisted blob of plasma that was part of a coronal mass ejection blasted into space (Sept. 26, 2014). This would not appear to be directed towards Earth. The video covers about two hours of action (3:51 UT to 5:44 UT). These kinds of eruptions are usually caused by a disruption of powerful magnetic forces. The material seen here is ionized Helium at 60,000 degrees C. with wonderful details courtesy of NASA's Solar Dynamics Observatory showing the Sun in a wavelength of extreme UV light.
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