A RARE bright orange full Hunter's Moon will be visible this weekend.

If you fancy a spot of stargazing on Sunday evening, then provided the clouds stay away, you're going to be in for a treat.

Because in true Halloween autumnal style, October's Hunter's Moon can occasionally appear in a pumpkin orange hue, with a "halo" like glow.

The orange tint occurs because the moon is closer to the horizon during its rise than at any other point of the year.

The moon will rise just after sunset, at around 6.35pm, and is expected to be full at 10.07pm.

While it will be highest in the sky at midnight, Sunday is also the only evening when the moon will be visible for the whole night.

To add to the spectacle, if visible when the sun is up, the moon can shine so brightly it looks like there are two suns in the sky.

The Hunter's Moon was named by Native Americans, who gave it a different title each month.

As the name suggests, it signals the time they finished harvesting crops in September, and could instead focus on hunting game for the winter.

This moon is also sometimes known as the Travel Moon and the Dying Grass Moon, and is when the sunset and moonrise are closest together.