We were fortunate that San Diego had a pretty good view of the annular solar eclipse from May 20, 2012. An annular eclipse is when the apparent diameter of the moon is not large enough to completely block out the sun. See? These are the kinds of things you learn when you date an astrophysicist.
All in all, pretty neat event that doesn't come around too often. Too bad the next total eclipse is only going to be visible in Australia.
P.S. It's Moon Day today! At least according to some extremely questionable sources a.k.a. my roommate and some website she found.