On the night of 24 August, the inhabitants of St. Petersburg and its suburbs watched the flashes of the Aurora. Yellow-greenish glow in the night sky, watched the inhabitants of Sestroretsk. It can also be seen on the Northern outskirts of the city.
Northern or polar lights – a rarity for St. Petersburg at this time of year. And late in the evening of 23 August the Northern lights was seen by the inhabitants of the city of Kirov.