But the feat can be dangerous. When rushing to catch a glimpse of this Friday's solar eclipse, it's important to take the proper safety precautions, so as not to damage one's camera -- or more importantly, one's eyes. Below are some tips on taking in this week's eclipse.
This week's solar eclipse will manifest itself on March 20, the first since Nov. 3, 2013. But only a small portion of the world will get to see the eclipse in its totality.