This Sunday, February 26th will mark the day the the first solar eclipse of 2017 will kick off.

The event will be an annular eclipse, meaning that just a tiny amount of the sun’s surface will be visible around the moon during the eclipse to create what has been nicknamed the ‘Ring of Fire’.

During the eclipse, the moon will appear to block varying amounts of the sun depending on where you are located during the event.

Those who are properly positioned will be able to see the dark disc of the moon surrounded by that ‘Ring of Fire’ as the lunar disc passes the front of the sun, however, those who are outside of it will still be enjoyable as a partial solar eclipse.

The whole event will be visible across the lower two-thirds of South America, the western and southern parts of Africa, and about half of Antartica.

You can view yourself by using a pinhole camera or solar viewing glasses, however, you should make sure that you are always safe when viewing an eclipse.

The whole event will take about two hours to complete as the Moon moves across the face of the sun, however, that special ‘Ring of Fire’ moment will last for just about a minute. It will be viewable from the southeast Pacific Ocean at sunrise, after which it will be viewable from land at 12:21 GMT.

If you can’t get to one of those locations, there will be live streams of the event across the web, such as the one from Slooh below.

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