A solar activity peak expected on Friday, Saturday and Sunday this week will allow of observing Aurora Borealis in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Oblast.
Speaking on Saint-Petersburg TV Channel, photographer Natalia Krapkina advised to choose locations in the country with no towns and settlements nearby to enjoy this natural phenomenon.
Lake Ladoga would be ideal as it is dark enough there and there is no artificial lighting to interfere with Polar lights.
Aurora Borealis can be observed not only in the North, but in Central Russia as well. And, in the late 19th century, it was seen even in the Bahamas.
Video: St. Petersburg TV channel