On April 16, 2012 at around 17:45 UT (1:45 EDT) a M1.7 flare peaked. This flare originated from an active region just about to come over the eastern limb of the Sun. On April 15 this area produced another large coronal mass ejection. Neither eruptions appear to be Earth directed - however, this active region might have some future events in store.
Credit: NASA SDO