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A NASA image shows ‘alien’ moonrise over frozen Canada

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A NASA astronaut snapped a picture of the full moon rising over the frozen Hudson Bay in the north of the country.

“With the winter scene to reveal the icy coast, and frozen landscapes under the thin, wrinkled clouds,” NASA said in a statement released with the image. “The small towns and villages along the river banks, in Manitoba Province only receives about 6 to 7 hours of sunlight per day in December.”

A little further to the north, the sun will not rise above the horizon again until January, the space agency notes.

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The image, which was captured around 1 p.m. local time on Dec. 12, and shows just how dark north of Canada on a typical winter’s day.

Once frozen, the Hudson Bay is an important habitat for polar bears, which spend much of their time on the ice until it starts to melt again, usually in the month of June.

Last week, the space agency has laid down a fiery image of a burning dust and gas cloud in the area.

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