THERE will be an extra treat this Halloween with festivities lit up by October's second full moon - a blue moon.

The spooky spectacle tops off a month full of stargazing events, including meteor showers, planets aligning and an extra bright Mars.

Despite popular culture depicting a full moon every Halloween, this is not always the case. 

While Halloween will be different this year due to Covid, the blue moon on Saturday, October 31, following a full harvest moon on October 1, may offer a moment of respite. 

You don't need any specialist equipment to spot the moon, just take a look outside.