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Broome, Western Australia

The Staircase to the Moon is a naturally occurring coastal phenomenon in Western Australia's pearling town of Broome.

From March until October, an extremely low tide on the ocean's mudflats, creates the perfect opportunity for a unique optical illusion. As the full moon rises, it creates a staircase effect that makes for a truly original scene, says Tourism Western Australia.

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 the optical illusion of a staircase reaching for the moon.

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

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