This is a diagram of the eclipse
stargazing Professor Brian Cox, Dara O'Briain and Liz Bonnin bring us coverage of the solar eclipse. I put this video on her so people could see how the full eclipse works.
Solar eclipses were historically viewed as omens that bring about death and destruction and people in many ancient civilizations tried their best to understand and predict them.
There are between 2 and 5 solar eclipses every year, each one visible only in a limited area.
There are four different types of solar eclipse, namely Partial eclipse, Annular eclipse, Total Eclipse and Hybrid Eclipse.