Mount Bromo Milky Way Explained

July 29, 2022

Most people will remember Mount Bromo for its majestic sunrise view and whispering sea of sand. However, there is another natural phenomenon that is far more spectacular than that, namely the Milky Way. So, what’s special about Mount Bromo Milky Way? How can I see this phenomenon? This article attempts to briefly explain the Milky Way phenomenon of Mount Bromo.

Bromo and the Milky Way

As we already know, the Milky Way is the galaxy where our universe is located. From earth, the Milky Way looks like a cloud of dust consisting of millions of stars scattered across the night sky. Conveniently, Bromo is one of many locations in Indonesia where visitors can see the Milky Way.

Thousands of visitors and photographers have visited this East Javanese volcanic mountain to witness this rare occurrence. The reason why they choose Mount Bromo is because of its clearance and minimum light disruption. As you might’ve known, light from the ground is the prime constraint from properly seeing the night stars. So, if you live in the city, you may never be able to see the galaxy at all.

How to see the Mount Bromo Milky Way

The Milky Way cannot be seen at any time of the night. You need to be at the right time and the right place to witness this rare occurrence. In Bromo, the best time to view this natural phenomenon is around midnight, approximately from 09:00 PM to 03:00 AM.

 In addition, it is best to see the Milky Way in the dry season of April through September. In this season, the night will be much clearer without any clouds that will obstruct the view. On top of that, the portability for the rain to occur will be much slimmer.

In terms of locations, there are several spots where you can see the Milky Way at its best. One of them is in Seruni Viewpoint of Pananjakan Mountain. Visitors will be taken to the spot with a specialized 4×4 vehicle from their hotel. In most cases, the driver will be waiting at the front of the hotel at around 11:00 PM.

Once you reach the spot, you will have several minutes to set up your tripod and camera if you wish to capture this rare phenomenon. Once the night is over, you may go back to your hotel or wait until the sun is rising. Either way, you will have an unforgettable experience of your life.

Lastly, You can view the Mount Bromo Milky Way using the Mount Bromo Tumpak Sewu Waterfall Tour 3 days. So consider using this tour package for the best experience.