April 15, 2014 4:35 pm

Watch: Lunar eclipse and northern lights over Northwest Territories

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Watch the video above: A webcam near Yellowknife, NWT, captured a rare sight: a total lunar eclipse and the northern lights.

TORONTO – As the moon darkened Monday night during a total lunar eclipse, the night sky came alive with a different kind of light — the aurora borealis, or northern lights.

The AuroraMAX camera, a camera run by the University of Calgary, the City of Yellowknife, Astronomy North, and the Canadian Space Agency is situated near Yellowknife, NWT. It captured both the total lunar eclipse that occurred across North America, and the wave of green aurora dancing across the sky. Not only that, you can also see Mars in the frame, travelling across the sky with the moon, more visible as the moon slides into Earth’s shadow.

The AuroraMAX camera streams from August to May.

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