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The Moon's shadow, or umbra, is pictured covering portions of the Canadian provinces of Quebec and New Brunswick and the American state of Maine in this photograph from the International Space Station as it soared into the solar eclipse from 261 miles above. (all photos: NASA / ISS)
Aurora, a 20-year-old Beluga whale, swims with her calf after giving birth at 3:39 p.m. local time at the Vancouver Aquarium in Vancouver, B.C., on Sunday June 7, 2009. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Darryl Dyck
People watch the total solar eclipse at Parc Jean Drapeau, in Montreal, Monday, April 8, 2024. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Ryan Remiorz

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Q&A: Myths and legends of a solar eclipse

As Montrealers prepare to witness the sun's total eclipse on April 8, some experts have pointed out that the celestial phenomenon has prompted many myths throughout the years.


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Quebec studies finds positive and negative effects of living in cities

The Quebec Institute of Public Health (INSPQ) analyzed a number of studies in order to draw up a portrait of the impacts of densification on health. It looked at levels of physical activity and walking, noise and air quality, the risk of injury from vehicles, and social interactions.


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