Super blue blood moon vs Cyclone Fehi: Who will win?

It's been 152 years since our last super blue blood moon - and now we face missing out due to Cyclone Fehi.

The category one tropical cyclone is barrelling towards New Zealand, bringing with it heavy rain and "possible damaging gales".

The super blue blood moon will start during moonrise on Wednesday evening and be over by 5am on Thursday.

Overall, the moon will be around 14 percent larger and 30 percent brighter than usual - plus it will turn visibly red to the naked eye during the early hours of the morning.

However eager Kiwis face missing out on this rare event due to the "major storm" coming our way.

"A big change in the weather - severe gales and heavy rain from late Wednesday into Friday," MetService warns.

"The forecast for the North Island and West Coast of the South Island is likely to be cloudy due to the cyclone, but you may get a break in the clouds without warning," Skydome told Newshub.

"If it is totally cloudy or raining, you will not be able to see the eclipse. We will have to wait and see and keep our fingers crossed."

The news is disappointing eager skywatchers who were gearing up to view the incredible sight.

"Unfortunately the weather in Auckland isn't looking great for tomorrow night's super blue blood moon, predicted as being fairly overcast," photographer Scott Marks wrote.

"Fingers crossed that it clears up enough to get some decent glimpses and photos."

In Auckland, Stardome will be holding a special lunar eclipse sighting at its observatory - and they're hopeful the weather will give us a break.

"While you wait for the lunar eclipse to occur in the early hours of the morning, you can catch streaming NASA TV, wander through the Lunar Exhibition and peer through Stardome's telescopes," a spokesperson told Newshub.

"Seeing the moon close-up through a telescope will allow you to see more detail on the moon during the eclipse.

"The moon becomes very dim during this, so being able to see this through a telescope will allow you to see more of the moon's surface bathed in a red hue."