Sunday Morning's Solar Eclipse Will Create A Ring Of Fire

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2012's "ring of fire" eclipse
The eclipse happens when the moon almost entirely obscures the sun.
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In the morning hours of Sunday Feb. 26, the sun and moon will come together to create a ring of fire.

The eclipse, known as an annular eclipse, happens when the moon blocks Earth's view of the sun almost entirely. The result is a fiery ring encircling the moon.

This is a little different from a total solar eclipse where the moon completely blocks the view of the sun.

The annular eclipse will be visible only in the Southern Hemisphere, and most visible in parts of South America and Africa, weather permitting.

But what about the rest of us? 

Thank you, internet. For those who can't experience the cosmic event up close and personal,  the astronomy website Slooh.com will broadcast it live, starting 7 a.m. ET.