Blue Flame Ijen Crater Volcano is one of the wonder of the world that appears all night inside of Ijen Volcano, Most visitors enjoy the beauty of Blue Flame Kawah Ijen for their photography. They are also curious to know about the process of this flame appearance, After they get top, they are really gain original response that Blue Fire on Ijen 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.
Ijen Volcano, East Java contain a Stunning Electric 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 this 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. It is 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.
Blue Flame 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 Fire 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 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 mats. after the solid sulfur cools, the miners break it up and haul it off the mountain on their backs.
The Activity of Miners in Ijen Crater Flame
Mining a sulfur is the one way to earn money by miners. Sometime the miners spraying water from a small pump onto the pipes to promote cooling and condensation. Sulfur stalactites sometimes from the liquid dripping from the pipes then collected and sold to tourists. All 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 Fire on Ijen Volcano Before you start visit Blue Fire Kawah Ijen, Do not forget to use a gas mask as protection against toxic gases, including sulfur dioxide and the Flame light. 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 on Kawah Ijen is the most wonderful crater in Java Island, Indonesia. Beside other popular tourism objects. If you are interested to enjoy the beauty of Kawah Api Biru in Kawah Ijen flame. 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.
Mt Bromo tour from Surabaya, Bali, Banyuwangi, Malang, Yogjakarta :
- Mt Semeru Trekking 2 Days
- Mt Bromo Midnight Tour
- Mt Bromo Tour Package 1 Day
- Semeru Volcano Trekking 3 Days
- Mount Bromo Camping Tour 2 Days
- Mt Bromo, Ijen Crater Tour Package 3 Days
- Mt Bromo Midnight Tour Package 1 Night 1 Day
- Mt Bromo Midnight, Ijen Tour Package 2 Days 2 Nights
- Semeru Trekking, Bromo Volcano, Waterfall Tour 5 Days
- Semeru Climbing, Mount Bromo, Ijen Crater Tour 6 Days