Things to Do at Beacon Hill Bed & Breakfast in Seabrook, Texas
Topping the list of activities are the Kemah Boardwalk restaurants and amusement park, Space Center Houston, dinner cruises, Galveston Moody Gardens, the Historic Strand, Galveston beaches, waterfront activities, fish houses, water sports and restaurants in walking distance from Beacon Hill Bed and Breakfast.
Be sure and check out the City of Seabrook’s website. It has information that could be of assistance to you while staying with us at Beacon Hill.
Perseid meteor shower: Aug. 12
The Perseid meteor shower is usually considered to be among the best of the annual meteor displays thanks to its high rates. Lucky observers can sometimes see up to 90 meteors an hour during the shower.
In 2015, the moon will be a couple of days before new and will not rise until just before daybreak, leaving much of the night dark for prospective observers.
Last quarter moon: Sept. 4
The Last Quarter moon will pass in front of one of the brightest stars in the sky, Aldebaran, the angry orange eye of Taurus the Bull. This will be visible over eastern North America, but there will be another visible over a much wider region of North America early on Nov. 26 – Thanksgiving morning.
Another lunar eclipse: Sept. 27-28
Eclipse watchers across the central and eastern part of North America – roughly east of a line from Winnipeg, Manitoba, to Houston – will see the entire lunar eclipse from start to finish, while those farther to the west will see the moon rise with the eclipse already in progress.
Not only will the moon undergo a total eclipse on this night, but the moon will also very nearly coincide with perigee, its closest point to Earth. The moon turns full at 10:51 p.m. EDT and just 51 minutes earlier it will arrive at its closest point to the Earth in 2015 at a distance of 221,753 miles (356,877 kilometers). Expect a large range in ocean tides (exceptionally low to exceptionally high) for the next few days.
A brilliant double planet … again: Oct. 26
For the second time in 2015, Venus and Jupiter will engage in a close encounter, this time separated by just over 1 degree, Venus passing to the southwest (lower right) of Jupiter and shining more than 10 times brighter than the huge gas giant.
Taurid meteor shower ‘fireballs': October and November
The Taurid meteors, sometimes called the “Halloween fireballs,” show up each year between mid-October and mid-November. The shower should peak from Nov. 5 to Nov. 12 in 2015. Meteor expert David Asher has also discovered that Earth can periodically encounter swarms of larger particles, which can produce fireball meteors in certain years, and 2015 is predicted to be one of those years.
Geminid meteor shower: Dec. 13 to Dec. 14
If there is one meteor display guaranteed to put on a very entertaining show it is the Geminids. Now considered by most meteor experts to be at the top of the list, surpassing in brilliance and reliability even the August Perseids. The moon will be a narrow crescent and will set early in the evening, leaving the sky dark all through the rest of the night – perfect conditions for watching shooting stars.
This will be your chance to see an average of as many as two meteor sightings every minute, or 120 per hour!
BIRDING is always an event in and around Seabrook. We regularly have Brown Pelicans, Ospreys, Great Blue Herons, Green Herons, Laughing Gulls, various Terns, Yellow-Rumped Warblers, Northern Mocking Birds, Blue Jays, Cardinals, Little Blue Herons, Yellow-crowned Herons, Black-crowned Night Herons, Yellow-rumped Warblers, American Coots, Eastern Screech Owls and more on the property at Beacon Hill. For the last several years, during the months of February or March we are treated to the sight of a Black Swan on Clear Lake.
Seabrook is on the Clear Lake Loop of the Great Texas Coastal Birding Trail and has four designated spots along Todville Road.
Just for fun, check out the Pelican Path Project in Seabrook. You will find several of these within minutes of Beacon Hill.
Come stay with us and enjoy one of the dinner cruises available just minutes from Beacon Hill B&B.
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