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STAIRCASE TO THE MOON

The Staircase to the Moon is a natural spectacle that can be observed in Broome between March and October each year.

This natural phenomenon is best seen from Roebuck Bay in Broome, when the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide and creates a beautiful optical illusion of stairs reaching to the moon.

This incredible natural event also occurs along the coastline at Onslow, Dampier, Cossack, Point Samson Peninsula, Hearson's Cove and Port Hedland.

Starcase To The Moon
The natural wonder that is the Staircase to the Moon emerges into vision when very low tides enable the reflection of the full moon off mudflats.

Located near Broome, a beachside town in Western Australia, the natural wonder that is the Staircase to the Moon emerges into vision when very low tides enable the reflection of the full moon off mudflats.

When this occurs, an illusion results in which a staircase appears to extend upwards to the moon that is blue and bright.

This is an amazing sight with an atmosphere that is enhanced by performers and night markets in Broome.


Staircase to the Moon dates & times 2018

APRIL 1st @ 6.40pm 2nd @ 7.21pm 3rd @ 8.04pm
 
APRIL/MAY 30th @ 5.58pm 1st @ 6.40pm 2nd @ 7.24pm
 
MAY/JUNE 30th@ 6.05pm 31st @ 6.52pm 1st @ 7.40pm
 
JUNE/JULY 29th @ 6.24pm 30th @ 7.13pm 1st @ 8.03pm
 
JULY 28th @ 6.00pm 29th @ 6.49pm 30th @ 7.39pm
AUGUST 27th @ 6.25pm 28th @ 7.15pm 29th @ 8.05pm
 
SEPTEMBER 25th @ 6.01pm 26th @ 6.52pm 27th @ 7.45pm
OCTOBER 25th @ 6.31pm 26th @ 7.28pm

 


Sources:

http://www.westernaustralia.com/en/things_to_do/Natures_Calendar/Pages/Staircase_to_the_Moon.aspx#/

https://www.kimberleytravel.com.au/events-2/staircase-to-the-moon/

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