When is the eclipse? A ring of sunlight is still visible around the moon during an annular eclipse
When is the solar eclipse in February 2017?
The moon will pass across our sun, leaving a ring of fire around the edge, on Sunday February 26.
Instead of being a total eclipse of the sun, the awesome celestial event will appear as brilliant ring of sunlight in the sky.
The eclipse will first be visible in Chile and Argentina before moving across the South Atlantic Ocean and ending in Africa at sunset.
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.
The solar eclipse will start at about 12.10pm GMT, peak at roughly 2.58pm GMT and set at 5.35pm GMT on Sunday February 26.
Nasa’s Google map below shows the path of the annular solar eclipse on Sunday.
This map shows the path of the Ring of Fire eclipse on Sunday
How to watch the Southern Ring of Fire solar eclipse live
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.
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.
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Tune in to the live stream between 12pm and GMT on Sunday February 26.
The next solar eclipse will be seen over the US on August 21.