Full Moon Dates


The moon

Importance of full moon dates

Summiting Mt. Kilimanjaro on a cloudless evening is without a doubt an unforgettable experience. Now imagine seeing the glaciers glitter in the moonlight of a full moon – absolutely stunning.

The majority of a Kilimanjaro climb takes place during the day and it is only the summit attempt that starts before midnight in order to reach the summit at sunrise. A summit attempt done during a full moon could make the evening climb easier, since you might not need to switch on your head lamp in the bright moonlight.

Planning a trek up Mt. Kilimanjaro to coincide with the full moon dates detailed below, could further enhance the whole experience, as the bright moonlight would provide spectacular views of Kibo from most of the overnight camps.

2015 full moon dates
13 October 20 October 27 October 03 November
11 November 19 November 26 November 03 December
11 December 18 December 25 December 02 January
2016 full moon dates
New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
6 May 13 May 22 May 29 May
5 Jun 12 Jun 20 June 27 June
4 July 12 July 20 July 27 July
2 August 10 August 18 August 25 August
1 September 9 September 16 September 23 September
1 October 9 October 16 October 22 October
30 October 7 November 14 November 21 November
29 November 7 December 14 December 21 December
29 December 5 January

Kindly note that we cannot guarantee the accuracy of the information provided in any of the above Full Moon tables. Although every effort is made to achieve accuracy in these moon calendars, users may use these dates strictly at own risk and are therefore strongly advised to confirm the accuracy of the details at own arrangement, before travelling.