The eclipse is expected to be one of the biggest events in Britain since the Second World War, with people across the country being warned not to drive in areas where it is visible.
However, many will also have to endure the discomfort of being unable to see out of the window, as the sun will be blocked by clouds, causing dark shadows to cast on the sky.
The event will take place on Sunday evening, when the moon is visible from the East Anglia coast, but some parts of the country will be inaccessible.
Here are some tips to help you prepare for the eclipse.
Watch the eclipse at home First of all, it’s a very important thing to do.
You want to make sure you’re wearing your best eclipse glasses to help prevent the eclipse being blocked by cloud cover.
You can find out how to do this on BBC iPlayer.
Get a local guide to help plan your journey.
Look out for your eclipse path If you’re planning to drive, you should also take a look at the eclipse path.
The path will change from one part of the world to another, and it will be possible to see the path from different places in different parts of Britain.
You’ll need a map and compass to make your way around.
You should also make sure your eclipse glasses are up to date with the eclipse, and if you’re taking pictures during the eclipse the lenses should be checked.
It’s not advisable to look through the eclipse to the north, as there’s going to be clouds, and you might get a sunburn if you do.
For more information about eclipse glasses and safety, read our article.
If you can, plan your trip ahead of time This will be an ideal time to check if you can get to see your eclipse safely.
However you plan your eclipse, you may need to plan a route that allows you to get there in time for the event.
If the eclipse is too far away, it may not be possible for you to see it safely, and the risk of sunburn is very high.
If there are people around you, and they can see the eclipse safely, you’ll be able to safely get to your destination.
You won’t be able see the full path as the eclipse passes, but if you get to the point where you can see it, you’re in a position to make the most of the event if it happens.
There are some rules about the path that will apply if you plan to drive during the event, so make sure that you plan for them and make sure they’re covered by a car park pass.
For example, if you take a turn on the A4 highway, and a car parks at the next junction, you won’t need to drive to the other junction to reach your destination because you’ll already have passed the junction.
You may need some time to make it back to your car.
Check that you’re ok to leave Your safety and wellbeing are of utmost importance when travelling during the solar eclipse.
You might be required to be escorted by an escort if you need to leave the car park and are going to a location where you need medical treatment or assistance.
If travelling with someone, it might be a good idea to make them check on you and keep an eye on you, because they may be more vulnerable to injury during an eclipse.
If a person is wearing eclipse glasses, you need them to be checked to ensure they’re up to scratch.
If they’re not, it can be very dangerous if they’re accidentally hurt or killed.
Some of the best places to visit are around the world’s most famous cities, and those that will be best to visit if you want to avoid getting sunburn.
For a full list of locations, see our guide to eclipse destinations.
For advice about the eclipse and its risks, read how to prepare for an eclipse in our article on eclipse safety.