Full Moon Dates

Summiting on or soon after a full moon is very beautiful and helps illuminate the landscape without using headlamps. However, it is also very bright for sleeping and stars are not as visible.

To summit on a full moon, you will want to start a 6-day trek 4 days before the full moon (3 days before if doing a 5-day trek).

FULL MOON

2019 2020 2021 2022
JAN 21** 10 28 17
FEB 19** 9 27 16
MAR 21 9** 28 18
APR 19 8** 27 16
MAY 19 7 26 15
JUN 17 5 24 14
JUL 17* 5 24 13
AUG 15 3 22 11
SEP 14 2 21 10
OCT 14 1/31 20 9
NOV 12 30 19 8
DEC 12 30 19 7

NEW MOON (Kili under the stars)

2019 2020 2021 2022
JAN 2/31 25 13 13
FEB 5 23 11 n/a
MAR 6 24 13 2
APR 5 23 12 1/30
MAY 5 22 11 30
JUN 3 21 10 28
JUL 2 20 10 28
AUG 1/30 19 8 27
SEP 28 17 7 25
OCT 28 16 6 25
NOV 26 15 5 23
DEC 26 14 4 23

Notes:

* Partial Lunar Eclipse (July 17, 2019)

** Super Full Moon (January 21, 2019; February 19, 2019; March 9, 2020; and April 8, 2020) (full moon at its perigee, or closest point of its orbit to Earth, where it will look bigger than normal)

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