There will be a stunning partial solar eclipse on Sunday, May 20th, as seen from San Diego. The moon will begin shrouding the sun at 5:27 p.m. and will cover 83 percent of the sun's surface at 6:40 p.m. The eclipse will take place while the sun is sinking toward the horizon, out over the ocean. It'll be easy to see, if skies are clear. utsandiego.com.