Jul 18, 2014

Sky Watch: Bromo Crater

Once you reach the highest stairway that lead you to Bromo Peak, you'll see Mount Bromo Crater (East Java, Indonesia). The crater hole can be seen clearly and it releases white smoke continuously. The crater diameter is about 800 meters (north-south) and 600 meters (east-west).

The stairways to the top of Bromo

Crater hole. It's a pity the hole not clearly captured.
The crater and blue sky
For local residents of Bromo (Tengger tribe), Mount Brahma (Bromo) believed to be a sacred mountain. Once a year, they arrange the Tengger Yadnya Kasada or Kasodo ceremony. The ceremony held at a temple located at the foot of Mount Bromo and proceed north to the top of Mount Bromo. Various crops will be thrown into this crater hole.

The ceremony is started at midnight to early morning every full moon around 14 or 15 in Kasodo (tenth) according to the Javanese calendar. This year, Kasodo will be held at following August 11-12.

7 komentar:

sunshine July 18, 2014  

A stunning place and wonderful photos.

Photo Cache July 18, 2014  

the crater is fascinating.

carol l mckenna July 18, 2014  

Fascinating and great shots of crater for SWF ~ thanks, ^_^

artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

Spare Parts and Pics July 18, 2014  

Really dramatic against the blue sky!

Anonymous July 18, 2014  

Great pictures!

HansHB July 19, 2014  

A beautiful SWF post!
My b&w post: http://hanshb.wordpress.com/

eileeninmd July 19, 2014  

What a cool visit to the crater! Neat sky photos! Have a great weekend and happy skywatching!

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