A Solar Eclipse occurs when the moon passes between the Earth and the Sun. These phenomena can only occur when there is a new moon. When this occurs the moon comes in the way of the sun and obstructs the light to the Earth, which causes darkness until the moon rotates and moves away. In ancient days this was considered as a bad omen and was believed to occur due to super natural reasons. Total solar eclipses are very rare events. Partial eclipses do occur occasionally on a regular basis. Normally every year there are around 3-5 solar eclipses that occur on an average. One should not try to view an eclipse with the naked eye as the Sun's radiation causes severe irreversible damages to it. Special sunglasses or x-ray films are used to view the natural phenomenon that excites everyone from children to the old. The next annular solar eclipse will be on May 10, 2013 as per predictions. Be ready and get prepared to view the next annular Solar eclipse.