NASA's Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory captured a major solar eruption on November 20th.
The phenomenon can send particles into the Earth's atmosphere, causing auroras near the poles one to three days after the eruption.
Unlike a solar flare, a CME is unlikely to cause disruptions to GPS and satellite-based technology.
NASA has observed an increase in solar activity lately.
According to the organization, this latest CME represents one of many recent eruptions, due to the sun's 11-year activity cycle that will peak in 2013.