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Importance of full moon dates

Summiting Kilimanjaro on a cloudless full moon night is without a doubt an unforgettable experience. The glaciers glittering in the moonlight is absolutely stunning. For obvious reasons the moonlight will also make the final night climb on your summit night easier and most of the time it will be unnecessary to even switch on your head lamp. In actual fact, planning your summit attempt to coincide with the full moon dates mentioned below would enhance your whole trek up the mountain, offering some magnificent night views of Kibo from most of the overnight camps.

2017 full moon dates

New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
29 December 5 January 12 January 20 January
28 January 4 February 11 February 18 February
26 February 5 March 12 March 20 March
28 March 3 April 11 April 19 April
26 April 3 May 11 May 19 May
25 May 1 June 9 June 17 June
24 June 1 July 9 July 16 July
23 July 30 July 7 August 15 August
21 August 29 August  6 September  13 September
20 September 28 September  5 October  12 October
19 October 28 October  4 November  10 November
18 November 26 November  3 December  10 December
18 December 26 December  2 January

2018 full moon dates

New moon First quarter Full moon Last quarter
18 December 26 December 2 January 9 January
17 January 25 January 31 January 7 February
16 February 23 February 2 March 9 March
17 March 24 March 31 March
Blue Moon
8 April
16 April 23 April 30 April 8 May
15 May 22 May 29 May 6 June
13 June 20 June 28 June 6 July
13 July 19 July 27 July
Lunar eclipse
14 August
11 August 18 August 26 August 3 September
9 September 17 September 25 September 2 October
9 October 16 October 24 October 31 October
7 November 15 November 23 November 30 November
7 December 15 December 22 December 29 December

We cannot guarantee the accuracy of any information given in any of the above moon calendar. While every effort is made to achieve accuracy in this moon calendar, users make use of this information strictly at their own risk and are advised to confirm it with their own contacts before travelling.

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