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A tot solar eclipse occurs whaur the muin completely covers the sun's disk, as seen in this 1999 solar eclipse. Solar prominences can be seen alang the limb (in reid) as well as extensive coronal filaments.
An annular solar eclipse occurs when the muin is too far away tae completely cover the sun's disk, as seen in this photo frae the solar eclipse o Mey 20, 2012
Durin a pairtial solar eclipse the muin blocks anly pairt o the sun's disk, chyngin the appearance o the sun, but itherwise can gang unnoticed, as seen here frae the pairtial eclipse on October 23, 2014