Watch the staircase to the moon

The Staircase to the Moon is a natural phenomenon observed in Broome Western Australia between April and October only. It is caused by the rising of a full moon reflecting on the exposed mudflats at extremely low tide creating a beautiful optical illusion of a staircase reaching up to the moon.

The Staircase Markets are held at the Town Beach Reserve on Robinson Street over the two nights of the full moon April – October. Wander around the colorful local stalls under the stars, sample the tastes of Broome cuisine, listen to local live music and take in the spectacular Staircase to the Moon. Bring the family and enjoy a meal on the grass… Burgers, Pizza, Thai, Laksa, Satays, Fish N Chips, Raw Food, Chinese, Fruit Smoothies, Ice Cream, Donuts, Hot Dogs, Coffee and more…Stalls with jewelry, craft, clothing, confectionery, local mango products, soaps, incense, candles, photography, homewares and more can be perused at a leisurely pace in the cool evening.

Extra bus services run during this time – check with Town Bus Service for times.

Staircase to the Moon Dates 2020 (Broome)

MARCH 2020 APRIL 2020 MAY 2020 JUNE 2020
Tuesday 10 March 18.53 Wednesday 8 April 18.11 Friday 8 May 18.21 Saturday 6 June17.54
Wednesday 11 March 19.38 Thursday 9 April 1 8.57 Saturday 9 May 19.14 Sunday 7 June 18.51
Thursday 12 March 20.23 Friday 10 April 19.46 Sunday 10 May 20.10 Monday 8 June 19.49
JULY 2020 AUG 2020 SEPT 2020 OCT 2020
Monday 6 July 18.33 Tuesday 4 August 18.14 Thursday 3 September 18.40 Friday 2 October 18.12
Tuesday 7 July 19.30 Wednesday 5 August 19.07 Friday 4 September 19.28 Saturday 3 October 18.59
Wednesday 8 July 20.24 Thursday 6 August 19.58 Saturday 5 September 20.16 Sunday 4 October 19.47
NOV 2020
Sunday 1st November 18.33
Monday 2nd November 19.23
Tuesday 3rd November 20.15

Source: https://www.visitbroome.com.au/info/staircase-to-the-moon-dates

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