The Sun Online and solar activity. May 9, 2014

An asymmetric halo CME was visible in LASCO C2 coronagraph data from 2:48 UT onwards (it was not detected by CACTus as it incorrectly identified it as 3 separate CME’s). The mass was expelled predominantly to the west from the Sun Earth line. No on disc activity could be associated. In SDO/AIA 304
the ejecta can be seen to originate from the western limb at latitudes corresponding to NOAA AR 2047 which has already turned around the west limb. Together with STEREO data this confirms that the CME is backsided and will not be geoeffective.