Unless you've been living on say, the moon, by now you've heard that on May 20, 2012, there's going to be a partial solar eclipse. That is this Sunday, May 20, 2012. If you're living in this zone here: http://eclipse.gsfc.nasa.gov/OH/OHfigures/OH2012-Fig01.pdf, you're going to have the opportunity to view a great partial solar eclipse. Like most celestial events, location is everything when it comes to what you will see. Fortunately for everyone, the Los Angeles Times has released a great handy-dandy chart of what you will see, how much of the sun will be eclipsed, and when to start watching, which I will link to here: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/05/solar-eclipse-2012-best-time-to-watch-weekends-solar-eclipse.html.
Tips: Don't stare into the sun. No, really. Don't stare into the sun with unprotected eyes. Also, don't stare into the solar eclipse (i.e., the sun and the moon) with unprotected eyes either. I'd think this is/was/would be common sense, but, judging by the amount of warnings out there, apparently not. Here's a handy chart on how to view the eclipse safely without going blind: http://www.space.com/15614-sun-observing-safety-tips-infographic.html. And, if you don't take precautions, and you do go blind, don't worry, the Mayans predicted that the world will end on December 20, 2012, so you won't have to be blind for long......maybe, assuming they haven't been misinterpreted by scholars and laypeople several thousand years later....
More Information: http://www.utsandiego.com/news/2012/may/12/how-prepare-big-eclipse-may-20/, http://nature.nps.gov/features/eclipse/index.cfm, http://articles.cnn.com/2012-05-16/tech/tech_solar-eclipse_1_eclipse-viewers-annular-sky-telescope?_s=PM:TECH
And, how to photograph the eclipse here: http://news.yahoo.com/sunday-solar-eclipse-safely-photograph-ring-fire-180800451.html