Rare hybrid solar eclipse occurs today

Skywatchers in parts of Africa, Europe and the United States will witness a rare `hybrid` solar eclipse on Sunday.

Hybrid Solar Eclipse 2013: How to see the rare event on November 3

Skywatchers in parts of Africa, Europe and the United States are in for a celestial treat on Sunday as the Moon will block the Sun in a potentially brilliant solar eclipse - either fully or partially, depending on the location. The event is also known as the annual solar eclipse.