The Sun has indeed been raging with activity of late, causing a number of these flares and coronal mass ejections.

The X2.2 class eruption was the first claimed as a scientific breakthrough by the Centre of Excellence in Place Sciences India (CESSI) and was meant to induce satellite communications and global positioning technologies.

Mr Nandi said that the CESSI experience has now forecast that an X-class explosion will occur on 18 April.

“Additionally, Type II and IV radio sweeps were detected by the USAF Radio Solar Telescope Network (RSTN), with an estimated velocity of 1132 km/s” the NOAA said in a release.

‘Strong ionospheric perturbation is ongoing over India, South East Asia and the Asia-Pacific regions. Expected high frequency communication blackouts, satellite anomalies, GPS scintillations, airline communication impacts,’, CESSI announced on Twitter.

NOAA said much of Earth’s sunlit side, including South East Asia and Australia, was affected.

Among the two solar flares that have erupted is an M-grade flare and the other is an X-class flare that represents the most powerful class of solar flare.

Geomagnetic storm

A geomagnetic storm is a temporary disturbance of the Earth’s magnetosphere caused by a solar wind shock wave and/or cloud of magnetic field that interacts with the Earth’s magnetic field. (wikipedia)