South-west residents will be able to see a partial lunar eclipse

The moon over the Port Kembla steelworks. Picture: Adam McLean
The moon over the Port Kembla steelworks. Picture: Adam McLean

South-west stargazers are in for a treat Wednesday morning with a bite to be taken out of the moon between 6.01am and 7.02am.

The moon, earth and sun are lining up for a partial lunar eclipse, visible if you have a good view of the horizon and if Mother Nature plays nicely.

The next total lunar eclipse visible from Australia will occur in the evening of 26 May 2021, according to the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences.

The next total solar eclipse viewable will be in July 2028.