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A rare eclipse that will make the sun look like a "super-fat banana" will appear in Australia's southern skies.
A crescent sun, almost as rare as a Halley's Comet, will be visible on Tuesday shortly before sunset in southern parts of Australia.
Queensland University of Technology astrophysicist Stephen Hughes says two-thirds of the sun will be covered in Melbourne, compared with half in Sydney.
"Melbourne will be quite a bit better than Sydney ... a super-fat banana," he told AAP on Monday.
Hobart viewers will see a thinner crescent while people in tropical Cairns will be lucky to glimpse a "tiny bite out of the sun".
A full annular eclipse will be visible in Antarctica.
The phenomenon, known as a non-central annular solar eclipse, occurs every 73 years - Halley's Comet appears every 75.
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