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Importance of Kilimanjaro Full Moon Climbing

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Kilimanjaro Full Moon Climbing

Kilimanjaro Full Moon Climbing is very important and a unique experience to climb Mount Kilimanjaro and summiting under the shining full moon light

What is a full moon?

The full moon occurs when the earth is located directly between the sun and the moon, causing the moon to be completely illuminated (it looks completely round and bright). A Kilimanjaro full moon happens about every 29 days

How long does the full moon take?

For the Kilimanjaro full moon to be complete it takes about 29 days

How many days are there on a full moon?

The modern day definition of a Blue Moon is when there are 2 Full Moons in one Month. A Kilimanjaro Full Moon occurs roughly every 29 days and on the rare occasions when the Kilimanjaro Full Moon falls at the very beginning of a month there is a good chance a Blue Moon will occur at the end of the month.

How many days does full moon occur?

The full moon can last for a few days for about 3 to 4 days before and after the actual full moon appears.

How many Kilimanjaro full moon are there in a year of 2021?

There are 12 full Moons dates in 2021 and the dates below are for the full moon itself. Your climb will be arranged around these dates so you summit the same day. as shown on Time date full moon phases

2021 full moon dates

28 January27 February28 March27 April
26 May24 June24 July22 August
21 September20 October19 November19 December
Kilimanjaro Full Moon Climbing dates

Why is important to climb on full moon dates?

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  1. Summiting Kilimanjaro with full moon night is incredible and gives an unforgettable experience.
  2.  Its bright and clear night and you will not need your head lamp for light
  3. Climbing Mount Kilimanjaro with the full moon dates will enhance the whole experience, as the bright moonlight provide a spectacular view of Kilimanjaro and it’s surroundings.

Native Americans’ Full Moon names

Names were created to help different tribes track the seasons. These are list of other full Moon names for each month of the year and their meanings.

  • January is Cold Moon since it’s associated with the cold and the dark of winter.
  • February is Snow Moon as it refer an ongoing winter season
  • March is Storm Moon since it tends to feature all storms of all kinds like from snow to the hail to rain.
  • April is Wind Moon since it is springtime and helps in dispersal of seeds and budding of flowers.
  • May is Milk Moon since is there is full display and mother animals nurse their newborn.
  • June is Strawberry Moon since the strawberries are normally in seasons.
  • July is Blessing Moon it is a wonderful time of the year and one considers how blessed are you from the hard work of winter period.
  • August is Corn Moon since July has come to an end and people start planning for the future.
  • September is Harvest Moon it was due to agrarian societies that carried harvesting activities.
  • November is Full Frost Moon since it indicates that winter is coming.
  • October is Hunter Moon according to tradition where hunters hunt animals so as to store meat for winter time.
  • December is Long Nights Moon since it is associated with longer nights where one kicks off winter celebrations early and intentions for the next years are set.
  • You’ll be accompanied and guided in your night-time trek by the bright light of the full moon. It illuminates your six-hour journey up to Uhuru Peak, making the glaciers glitter and the rolling clouds below you glow. The moonlight also makes the earth beneath your feet glisten.
  • Practical reason for climbing during a full moon is that its brightness (when paired with a clear sky) improves visibility throughout your Kilimanjaro trek, especially during your summit attempt.
  • Climbing Kilimanjaro during a full moon offers you magnificent night views of Kibo from most of the overnight camps. So to summarise, a full moon offers:

Interested in our Kilimanjaro Full Moon Climbing Now?

Kilimanjaro Brothers welcomes you to summit Mount Kilimanjaro on clear night sky to experience unforgettable memories in Full Moon Dates Kilimanjaro Climbing 2021 watching glittering glaciers in the in the bright light of a full moon.

A full moon therefore makes what’s already a very special trip just that little bit more special. The full moon is widely considered one of the best times in the month to climb Kilimanjaro.

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1 Response
  1. Amina Athumani

    Summit Mount Kilimanjaro on a cloudless full moon night is unforgettable experience, the glaciers glittering in the moonlight is absolutely amazing. Also the summit attempt done during a full moon could make the evening trek easier since most of the time you will not need to switch on your head lamp in the bright moon, Visibility is much greater on the Mountain.

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