Amateur astronomers, look to the skies - it's time for another rare celestial event. This time we're being treated to the longest lunar eclipse of the century.
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Last night the world was treated to a total lunar eclipse that also coincided with a so-called super moon. The entirety of the eclipse - all five hours and 17 minutes - was visible from practically everywhere in Australia. Or at least it would have been if clouds hadn't spoiled the show.
Sadly, our next total solar eclipse isn’t until 2028. However, that doesn’t mean we there are no eclipses to get excited about for the next 11 years. In fact, we’ve got more eclipses coming than you can poke a stick at.
Today, certain parts of the world will be treated to a ring-of-fire eclipse -- a spectacular celestial event that looks like someone has punched a huge hole through the sun's centre, leaving only the outer ring behind. Sadly, Australia isn't in the best geographic location to view this eclipse, which will appear exclusively in Africa. Still, there are still ways to get a great view online. Here's what you need to know.