A partial solar eclipse will light up skies around the world today – here’s how to make sure you see it

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This afternoon, sky gazers around the world will be treated to a stunning natural phenomenon – a

People in parts of South America, including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, and Uruguay will be able to see the partial solar eclipse.

The phenomenon happens when the sun, moon, and Earth almost line up, leaving an apparent ‘chunk’ of the sun obscured.

Unfortunately, the partial solar eclipse won’t be visible to viewers in the UK or Europe.

But the good news is that there are several more partial solar eclipses set to take places in 2018.

Another partial solar eclipse will be visible to people in Australia on July 13, while one will take place on August 11 over Europe and northwest Asia.

Remember – never look at the sun during any type of solar eclipse, as this can severely damage your eyes.

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