As the Moon is not completely obscuring the star’s disc, a ‘ring of fire’ or annulus of sunlight will be seen.
The best place to view the incredible phenomenon is in the Arctic, but not many people live there.
In the UK, the best place to watch the action – in terms of how much of the Sun’s disc will be covered up – will be in Scotland.
Not every eclipse can be total as the Moon’s orbit around the Earth is not perfectly round.
The Moon’s distance from the Earth varies between around 356,500km to 406,700km.
According to the BBC, Prof Lucie Green from the UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory, said: “An eclipse gives us an opportunity to connect with the Sun.
“Normally, our star is so dazzlingly bright we kind of don’t pay it much attention.
“But during an eclipse of one form or another, we’re able – if we look safely – to watch the Moon glide in front of the Sun and remind ourselves of this clockwork Solar System we live in.”