SKYWATCHERS are in for a treat in the early hours of Monday morning.

The moon is set to pass through the Earth's shadow, creating a total solar eclipse.

Watching from Falmouth, the event is set to take place between approximately 3.35am and 6.51am.

If you want to see it, you'll need to look up at the western sky, where the moon will be at 28 degrees above the horizon midway through the eclipse.

The period of total eclipse will be from 4.42am until 5.44am, with the partial eclipse between the above times.

It can be watched through the naked eye or with a pair of binoculars for an enhanced view. It is safe to look at, unlike a solar eclipse.

Lunar eclipses happen when the Earth passes between the moon and sun, blocking the sun's light and casting a shadow onto the moon's surface.