On the night of October 11, the northern lights are expected near St. Petersburg

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On the night of October 11, the northern lights are expected near St. Petersburg

On the night of October 10-11, residents of St. Petersburg and the Leningrad Region can try to see the northern lights caused by a solar flare.

Information about this was published in the telegram channel “Astro Photo Swamp. Northern Lights in St. Petersburg and Leningrad Region”. “Hunters” for the northern lights emphasized that the dark time for observations will begin in the Leningrad region at 19:30, and the moon will not interfere with observations: the young month will appear in the evening for only a few hours.

“The predicted time is the evening of October 11 (MSK). The predicted power is G2. Possible parameters of the northern lights visibility by region: visibility in the horizon – up to 55 degrees north latitude (Moscow), visibility overhead – up to 60 degrees (St. Petersburg) and to the north “, – indicated in the message.

Experts noted that the parameters of the arrival of the solar mass increase with every hour and recommended that the city of Kingisepp be chosen as a point for observation. Those wishing to see the Aurora were also advised to check the location of the clouds with the help of a special service, since the weather in St. Petersburg and the Leningrad region is characterized by variable cloudiness.

The last time residents of St. Petersburg could observe the northern lights was in March 2021. Experts warned that it is possible to see a natural phenomenon far from the city light by choosing a dark place with a good view of the northern horizon.

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