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Tuktoyaktuk

Lunar Eclipse Meets Winter Solstice, Tuktoyaktuk, Northwest Territories

Every Friday we feature an inspirational travel photo of a Canadian destination taken by one of our readers.

Why we chose it: Nearly a year ago (December 21, 2010) a lunar eclipse coincided with the winter solstice—only the second time this has happened in 2,000 years. Northern Canada was one of the best places on earth to see the coppery red glow cast by the full moon as it moved through the centre of the earth’s shadow. (more…)