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.
Whether you call it a super moon, blood moon or Super Blood Blue Moon, Wednesday's total lunar eclipse is going to be spectacular. Earthlings haven't seen a celestial event like this in nearly 150 Years - and Australians have one of the best seats in the world! Here's what you need to know for an optimum viewing experience in each state and territory.
The good news is that Australia is one of the best locations in the world to watch tonight's total lunar eclipse. The bad news is that clouds and rain are threatening to spoil the show.
Here is tonight's weather forecast and estimated cloud cover for each capital city. Sydneysiders may want to bring an umbrella.