Ready for a rare treat this weekend? The Halloween sky will be glowing brightly with a full moon — the second full moon to appear in October 2020 and the first full Halloween moon to shine in all U. S. cities in a half century, NASA and NOAA announced Thursday.

Expect the moon to rise around around 7 a.m. ET on Oct. 1 and spectacular views for sky gazers as it sets at about 5 p.m. ET. The following day, as the moon fades from view, we'll celebrate Halloween through 10 a.m. ET Nov. 1.

In October 2009, the moon was close to the Washington, D.C., area — peeking over the Patapsco Valley at 5 a.m., according to NASA resources. The last time a full moon appeared in the nation's capital was in 1958.

Outlook for this Friday's are a mix of clouds and weather with the partial, spread-out low in the southwest around 5 to 10 p.m. followed by a widespread dry high pressure system heading toward the NW, according to the National Weather Service's Capital Weather Gang.

Friday will be a low with a chance of rain, with upper 90s along with shifting winds, according to the Capital Weather Gang. Higher temperatures are also in the 50s.

Though mainly cloudy or partly cloudy, Nov. 1 will also be forecast to be humid -- and that will be good for the Halloween treats.

"Friday evening appears to be going to resemble a humid day today," said Brian Kahn, a northern hemisphere meteorologist with the NWS.

Mountain snowfall is just as likely to happen as sunny skies, but not every share of measurable snowfalls in Anchorage will mean crystal-clear skies.

"We'll probably get more of the local snow, but roads will get slick. They won't be dry," Kahn told

Friday's full moon was uncrowded, making skygazers' jobs easy. NBC International correspondent Tim MacMahon, who put on a full moon photo shoot, has aesthetic advice for moon morningers.

"You really need to have a camera trolley or tripod," MacMahon said. "If there's a nice backdrop for it, that helps. Too much or too little background can result in fuzzy moon photos."

Post 2013 Halloween full moon totals. NASA

The 1977 total lunar eclipse that introduced the totality phenomena to the world sunk deep into the history books. This November's a lunar eclipse, subtler even though it will still be close to the earth. Photographer Andrzej Zukowski described it as a "