"With the solar eclipse you get kind of the opposite of the lunar eclipse," Jim O'Leary, senior scientist at the Maryland Science Center, told weather.com.
That's the thing about this eclipse, according to O'Leary
If you didn't know it was taking place, you'd likely be none the wiser.
"Because the sun is so bright even when you cover up 39 or 50 or 60 percent, it's still shining very brightly.
You have to get up to about 85 percent to even notice anything is happening."
For those trying to get a peak of today's partial solar eclipse, remember looking directly at the sun - even one partially blocked - can damage your eyes or cause blindness, according to NASA
recommends a few options: Use binoculars or a telescope pointed at the sun with cardboard behind them, to view a reflection of the eclipse.
If you don't have the time or energy for those options, O'Leary
has another idea, though he
said it can be hit or miss. "If you're under a tree, the leaves in the tree, the gaps between the leaves in the tree will sometimes perform a pinhole projection.