Dawn’s FAQ of the Week: If it is a full moon in my home country, is it also a full moon in Tanzania?


Yes. The phases of the Moon are the same all around the world. Any two places that can see the Moon at the same time will see the same phase. Each Moon phase happens at a precise point in the Moon’s orbit around the Earth, and hence at a precise moment in time. This is the same moment all over the world, but will be a different local time for every time zone in the world.

You can find out what phase the moon will be over your safari dates through a number of different websites. Here’s just one of the many out there, which you can see by clicking on the following link!:


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