Annular eclipse visible today from Guam

(Photo courtesy NASA)

Island residents will be able to see a solar eclipse today as the moon passes in front of the sun late this afternoon.

The eclipse will feature a rare “ring of fire” effect that occurs when the moon is too far away from the earth to fully cover the sun.

Star gazer Pam Eastlick told K-57’s Andrea Pellacani this morning that the first sign of the eclipse will begin about 3:30 p.m. but it won’t be at its height until 4:55 p.m. this afternoon, and the full effect can only be seen for 3 minutes.

Residents are advised not to look directly into the sun which could cause blindness. Take precautions and protect your eye-sight.