SOHO View of CME Following X1.8 Solar Flare on 01.27.2012

The Solar and Heliospheric Observatory (SOHO) took this image of a coronal mass ejection (CME) associated with an X1.8 class solar flare on January 27, 2012 at 1:38 PM EST. It does not initially appear to be Earth-directed, but Earth may get a glancing blow. Credit: SOHO

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