Blue Fire in Ijen Crater Banyuwangi | Blue Flame in Ijen Crater Banyuwangi Bondowoso known as one of the most wonderful crater in Indonesia. Ijen Crater also said “Kawah Ijen” (Indonesia Language). The existance of Blue Flame or usually known “Blue Fire Ijen Crater” make all visitors curious to know, whether is it really exist on Not in every night? until huge domestic and foreigners doing Trekking to Ijen Crater only to know about the process of Blue Flame appearance, After they get top, they are really gain original response that Blue Flame is really exist every night. moreover, they also know about a processing how the local miners doing activity taking sulfur from the crater bottom, green acid lake and yellowish sulfur which appears from the crater pipe and only appears every night exactly begin at 18.00 PM and finish at 05.30 AM. Since National Geographic mentioned about the electric – blue flame Crater, tourist numbers visit this crater increased up to thousands in every week.
The wonderful of Ijen Crater, Banyuwangi Bondowoso
Ijen Crater, East Java contain a Stunning Electric-Blue Flames that erupted from volcano and only accored every night wherein a dazzling electric-blue fire can often be seen streaming down the mountain at night, the blue fire glow unusual for a volcano with lava. The glow of blue fire or blue flame is actually the light from the combustion of sulfuric gases, Grunewald explained, taht the gases emerge from cracks in the volcano at high pressure with temperature up to 1,112°F (600°C). When they come in contact with the air, they ignited, sending flames up to 16 feet (5 meters) high. Some of the gases condense into liquid sulfur, “which continues to burn as it flows down the slopes.
Blue volcanic fire was described in antiquity in Italy on the south slope of Mount Vesuvius and on the island of Vulcano. Blue flames crater may also be observed at the base of the plume of erupting volcanoes, when ash explosions occured. Kawah Ijen volcano is the subject of a new documentary released earlier this month that was produced by Grunewald and Régis Etienne, the president of Geneva’s Society of Volcanology. Kawah Ijen Crater Lake, at the top of the volcano, is the world’s largest such body of water filled with hydrochloric acid. In fact, it’s the acid that makes the water green.
Cynthia Werner and Grunewald are a research geologist with the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) at the Alaska Volcano Observatory, Werner explained how the lake became so acidic: The volcano emitted hydrogen chloride gas, which reacted with the water and formed a highly condensed hydrochloric acid with a pH of almost 0. The lake has a volume of 1.3 billion cubic feet (36 million cubic meters), or about 1/320 of the volume of Oregon’s Crater Lake. As the burning gases cool, they deposit sulfur around the lake.
Blue Flame usually also called Blue Fire, it is seem like the gas stove fire, The flame appears all night, to enjoy Blue Flame, need a equipments such as Flashlight, Trekking Shoes, and gass mask. variors visitors go to this Blue Flame, some of them enjoy the view and some of them visit the blue flame only to know about the Blue Flame process, such as John Pallister, a USGS geologist who has studied the volcano. He said that to speed up the formation of the mineral, a mining company installed ceramic pipes on an active vent near the edge of the lake, the pipes route the sulfur gases down the vent’s sloping mound. When the gases cool, they condense into liquid sulfur, which then flows or drips from the pipes and solidifies into hard sulfur mats. after the solid sulfur cools, the miners break it up and haul it off the mountain on their backs.
The Activity of Sulfur Miners in Ijen Crater
Mining a sulfur is the one way to earn money by sulfur miners. Sometime the miners spraying water from a small pump onto the pipes to promote cooling and condensation. Sulfur stalactites sometimes form from the liquid sulfur dripping from the pipes then collected and sold to tourists. Sulfur miners at Ijen Crater work at night under the eerie blue light to escape the heat of the sun and to earn extra income. The miners sell the sulfur for about 600 Indonesian rupiah per kilo (less than 25 U.S. cents per pound). They can carry loads of 176 to 220 pounds (80 to 100 kilos) once a day or twice if they work into the night.
The requirements to reach Blue Flame Crater in Ijen Volcano Before you start visit Blue Fire Ijen Crater, Do not forget to use a gas mask as protection against toxic gases, including sulfur dioxide. If you don’t have a gas mask, you can use a cotton that have been wet before, Mineral water is the one way to avoid the gases coming in your breath. So, you can use it to wet your cotton and also for dringking.
Blue Flame Ijen Crater is the most wonderful crater in Java Island, Indonesia. Beside other popular tourism objects. If you are interested to enjoy the beauty of Blue Fire (Kawah Api Biru) in Kawah Ijen. You can start your journey from Surabaya Airport, Bali Island and Banyuwangi Ketapang Harbor. Beside Kawah Ijen of Banyuwangi, You can also visit other popular tourism objects in Java Island Indonesia, Such as Mount Bromo National Park, Mount Semeru Trekking, Ranu Kumbolo, Songa Rafting, Madakaripura Waterfall, Tanjung Papuma Beach and many more.
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