Staircase to the Moon -- dates for 2016

Between March and October each year, when conditions are just right, visitors to the popular pearl-diving town of Broome in the the Kimberley region of Western Australia are treated to a natural spectacle known as the Staircase to the Moon.

The natural phenomenon of the Staircase to the Moon occurs when the full moon rises over the exposed mudflats of Roebuck Bay at extremely low tide -- creating an incredible optical illusion of a staircase reaching for the moon.

The staircase occurs only three nights each month from March to October.

Check the dates 

24 March 6.33pm
25 March7.11pm
26 March 7.50pm

22 April 5.50pm
23 April 6.30pm
24 April 7.12pm

22 May 5.54pm
23 May 6.40pm
24 May 7.29pm

21 June 6.16pm
22 June 7.09pm
23 June 8.04pm

20 July 5.56pm
21 July 6.53pm
22 July 7.50pm

19 August 6.37pm
20 August 7.36pm
21 August 8.35pm

17 September 6.21pm
18 September 7.21pm
19 September 8.23pm

16 October 6.04pm
17 October 7.07pm
18 October 8.11pm

Night markets are held on the beach on the nights of the Staircase to the Moon

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