"The partial eclipse will be the deepest we have had since March 2015 and there will not be another like this until March 2025".
This occurs when the sun, moon and Earth are aligned.
The partial eclipse will begin in the United Kingdom just after 10am and will finish around 12.30pm, up to a third of the Sun will be blocked out for about two hours as the moon passes between it and the Earth, observers will get to see a partial eclipse, meaning the sun will look like a crescent instead of a ring.
Swathes of the Northern Hemisphere will have the chance to experience an annular or partial eclipse of the Sun today.
A maximum eclipse is expected to occur at 11.13am, when the Moon will cover close to one-third of the Sun.
For the majority of the American East, the solar eclipse will be visible at sunrise, for instance at 5:24 a.m. EDT (09:24 UTC) on June 10 in NY. Refer to the slideshow here to check the timing for your location.
People should not look at the eclipse because looking directly at the sun can permanently damage your vision.
"Looking at the sun directly, without the appropriate protective eyewear can result in a condition known as solar retinopathy which can cause temporary or permanent visual loss", says Mr Edmonds. If it is at its closest point to Earth then it can block out most of the Sun's rays - a total eclipse.
Mr Edmonds advises people seek treatment from an eye care professional if anyone notices any changes in vision after viewing the eclipse. At its height, around 17% of the sun will be hidden from view.
Will the weather hamper viewing?
The map shows the global extent of the shadow during the eclipse. Annular eclipses occur when the moon is farther away and so appears smaller than the visible disk of the sun.
Watch the livestream beginning starting at 5:00 a.m. EST in the player above.
The Royal Observatory Greenwich is also live-streaming the eclipse on its website and YouTube channel.
Editor's note: Remember to NEVER look directly at the Sun during most of an eclipse, or at any other time, without proper protection.
This solar eclipse timetable provides viewing prospects for various cities in the USA and around the world. Read the original article here.