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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.

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For the past few weeks, the majority of Australians have been enjoying clear blue skies. Tonight, it is cloudy as buggery. What a cosmic joke. If you're currently beset by dreary weather and can't see a damn thing, we've got you covered. Watch the live stream right here.

Predicting the future is near impossible -- but that doesn‘t stop us all from having a red hot go. Human beings have been predicting the future since the beginning of history and the results range from the hilarious to the downright uncanny.

One thing all future predictions have in common: they‘re rooted in our current understanding of how the world works. It‘s difficult to escape that mindset. We have no idea how technology will evolve, so our ideas are connected to the technology of today.

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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.