Solar Flare sparks Radio  Asia And Australia

Blackout In Parts Of

The Sun Has Unleashed

 an intense solar flare, sparking radio blackouts in several parts of Asia and Australia.

According To The

 US Space Weather Prediction Center (SWPC), the solar flare peaked late on April 17 at 3.34 GMT (9.04 IST)

And Was Followed Minutes Later

 by a massive sun eruption known as a coronal mass ejection, Space.com reported.

The Flare Registered As

 an X1.1-class sun storm and lasted about 34 minutes, SWPC officials said.

The Flare Originated From

 Regions 2994 and 2993, a cluster of active sunspots that has seen "significant flaring" since it appeared on the eastern limb of the Sun, according to the SWPC.

The Agency Said In An Update.

"Solar activity is expected to be active over the next week as these sunspots migrate across the visible disk," 

NASA Issues  Storm

Warning of a Solar