Anyone gazing up at the sky in Wellington this weekend will have the rare chance to witness a magical star show.
The spectacle known as occultation is expected to start around 7:30pm.
It gives the illusion of a star disappearing behind the moon and then re-appearing behind a hill.
Keen astronomers in particular will be able to witness it with their telescopes.
John Field from the Carter Observatory says the ideal look-out spot will be on top of one of Wellington's many hills.
"Up the hills of Brooklyn where it's reasonably dark, anywhere that's away from the main city lights and also the challenge is to make sure you've got a clear view of the moon on an evening sky."
And some good news, it's set to be a fine and clear night in the capital.
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