A different take on the Lunar Eclipse with the Northern Lights
AuroraMAX's roving camera captured this footage on April 15, 2014, of the total eclipse of the Moon with aurora filling the sky. Watch the close-up video in the lower-right corner to see the Moon takes on an increasingly reddish hue as it approaches totality, the moment when Earth's shadow covers it completely. Compare this point of view with the movie of the same eclipse and aurora shot with a fish-eye lens at the AuroraMAX observatory, which captures the entire sky. (Credit: CSA/University of Calgary/Astronomy North)
In order to prepare Canada for the next steps in the international exploration of space, the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) has worked in collaboration with over 40 Canadian companies and universities to build a team of terrestrial rovers.
Astroskin is an autonomous medical monitoring system for astronauts, which consists of an intelligent garment for the upper body and a headband fitted with sensors, and associated software and technology that measure vital signs, sleep quality and activity level of the wearer.
Along with the United States, Russia, Europe and Japan, Canada is a partner in the International Space Station (ISS), an orbiting research laboratory. Since the first module of the Station was launched in 1998, the Station has circled the globe 16 times per day at 28,000 km/h at an altitude of about 370 km.
International Charter provides Pleiades imagery over the Lac-Mégantic disaster
Canada has obtained a very high resolution image of the Lac-Mégantic train wreck, which was captured on July 13 by Pléiades, a satellite of the CNES, the French space agency. This picture was taken after Public Safety Canada activated the International Charter on Space and Major Disasters, in which the Canadian Space Agency (CSA) is actively involved. The data shared in the context of the Charter help damage assessment and support recovery efforts. (Credit: CNES 2013, Distribution Astrium Services/Spot Image S.A. France)
Red frame Disaster area
Green circle Residential
Red circle Commercial
Green frame Affected residential
Orange frame Affected Commercial
Yellow line Roads
Hatched line Railroad
This animation map shows an overview of the destruction caused by the train derailment and explosion that occurred at Lac-Mégantic on July 6, 2013. The product was developed by Effigis Geo-Solutions (Montreal, Canada) as part of their mandate in the Canadian Space Agency's Rapid Information Products and Services (RIPS) initiative.