The weather cooperated this morning for a brief period of time. The clouds thinned out enough for us to see the partial solar eclipse along the horizon in northern Ohio. Pictures courtesy: Doug Kishman, Mari-Dor Beach, Vermilion, Ohio at approximately 6:10am.
Solar Eclipses just as common as lunar eclipses. The difference is that the path of visibility is much smaller during a solar eclipse than a lunar eclipse. Calculations indicate that anyone location on the Earth's surface will have a total solar eclipse once every 375 years. Space.com has an excellent write-up.
There are different types of solar eclipses: Partial, annular and total.