Kilimanjaro summiting on or soon after a full moon is very beautiful and helps illuminate the landscape without using the headlamps. However, it is also very bright for sleeping and stars are not visible. When the peak of Kilimanjaro and magnificent glaciers are lit up by the full moon the view is absolutely incredible. For this reason alone, some of the climbers schedule their trek to coincide with the celestial event, occurring once a month. However, a practical reason for climbing at these times is that a bright moon along with a clear sky will improve your visibility throughout your climb, and most importantly, during the summit ascend.