A spectacular “ring of fire” solar eclipse is a sign that the end of the world is nigh
The eclipse, which was visible from the Southern Hemisphere on Sunday morning, is an annual eclipse.
It occurs when the moon slides in between the sun and the Earth but doesn't completely block the sun (like a total solar eclipse.)
But it is just one more event that points to the end of times, according to naysayers at the website “Signs of The End of Times.”
The site, which claims it will never reveal the exact date of the end of the world, said that “in 2017, we are living right in the end of times for this world as we know it.”
It states: “If you take into consideration all the signs, there is no mistaking that our generation is living in the last days, nearing the second coming of Jesus.”
The belief is similar to those held by the ancient Mayans and pagans who thought it was the end of the world – because everything turned dark.
The eclipse was visible from the Southern Hemisphere on Sunday morning
Today’s ring of fire eclipse happened when the moon passed across the sun, leaving a ring of fire around the edge.
The solar eclipse started at about 12.10pm GMT, peak at roughly 2.58pm GMT and set at 5.35pm GMT on Sunday February 26.
Instead of being a total eclipse of the sun, the awesome celestial event appeared as brilliant ring of sunlight in the sky.
The eclipse was first visible in Chile and Argentina before moving across the South Atlantic Ocean and ending in Africa at sunset.
A man observes a solar eclipse in Coyhaique, Chile
The path of the solar eclipse will come to an end near the border of Zambia and the Democratic Republic of Congo after passing over Angola.
Only people in parts of South America and Africa will be lucky enough to see the eclipse. It will also be visible from the Pacific, Atlantic, Indian Ocean and Antarctica.
Nasa’s Google map below shows the path of the annular solar eclipse on Sunday.
Unfortunately people in Britain will not be able to spot the eclipse in the sky. But you can watch a live stream of the event.
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This map shows the path of the Ring of Fire eclipse on Sunday
The Slooh Telescope is broadcasting a live stream to chase “the Moon’s shadow across the southernmost part of the globe”.
The live online show will feature video feeds of the path of the annular eclipse from South America and Africa.
The next solar eclipse will be seen over the US on August 21.
And it’s already sparked theories that this too could spell the end of times.
The event will be visible across the UK and the USA.
It will be the first total eclipse to travel from one coast of America to the other, for almost a century.
Conspiracy theorists say passages from The Book of Revelation support their predictions.