Clear skies should provide ideal conditions for Wellington astronomers to witness a rare star show this evening.
The astral phenomenon known as "occultation" is expected to be visible from parts of Wellington around 7.30pm tonight.
According to Astronomy NZ, an occultation occurs when one celestial object moves in front of another.
In tonight's instance, it is expected to give the illusion of a star disappearing behind the moon and then re-appearing.
The star will only be visible through a telescope.
John Field from the Carter Observatory told Newstalk ZB that the ideal look-out spot will be on top of one of Wellington's many hills.
MetService predicts fine conditions and light winds in Wellington tonight, with an overnight high of 13 degrees.