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Australia watches 'bizarre' partial solar eclipse

Australia witnessed the first solar eclipse of 2014 today, with around two thirds of the sun obscured by the moon during the late afternoon until sunset.

While partial eclipses are relatively common, today's was much more rare because part of the moon’s shadow misses Earth.

Bob Berman, an astronomer with Telescope service Slooh, which aired a live stream of the event, described it as "a thoroughly bizarre eclipse," NBC News reported.