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I'm glad it isn't earth directed (one of the things I have a hard time figuring out, since I don't know the cameras well enough to get the 3D perspective right)
However, when the sun does eject a cloud of plasma and gas directly toward us, the incoming matter seems to surround the sun. Much like a baseball falling from the direction of the sun can seem to grow larger and dwarf the star, the so-called "halo coronal mass ejection" can appear to overshadow its source. Such ejections cause the most problems for the people on Earth.