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. Hiking around a new moon will illuminate the stars.

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

2021 2022 2023 2024
JAN 28 17 6 25
FEB 27 16 5 24
MAR 28 18 7 25
APR 26 16 5 23
MAY 26 15 5 23
JUN 24 14 3 21
JUL 23 13 3 21
AUG 22 11 1/30 19
SEP 20 10 29 17
OCT 20 9 28 17
NOV 19 8 27 15
DEC 18 7 26 15

NEW MOON (Kili under the stars)

2021 2022 2023 2024
JAN 12 2/31 21 17
FEB 11 n/a 20 16
MAR 13 2 21 16
APR 11 1/30 19 15
MAY 11 30 19 15
JUN 10 28 17 13
JUL 9 28 17 13
AUG 8 27 16 12
SEP 6 25 14 11
OCT 6 25 14 10
NOV 4 23 13 8
DEC 4 23 12 8
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