Rare 'ring of fire' eclipse to appear in Sunday afternoon sky

By: Josh King, Buzz60

People in South America and Southern Africa will have a front row seat to a rare eclipse on Sunday.

Astronomers say those looking to the sky around noon will witness a "ring of fire" in the sky that will last around 2 hours.

This annular eclipse occurs when the moon passes in front of the sun.

The moon, being too far from Earth, won't block out the sun completely, leaving the fiery-looking ring people will see.

Birds and animals may even start their night time routine, thinking the event is actually sunset.

Astronomers stress viewers of the solar spectacle should not watch the eclipse without proper eye protection.

The only possible issue could be weather, as clouds could be a big bummer and cancel the show for some.

See stunning photos of eclipses from last year: